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Sign-up now for Half-Term 12th-16th February activities here! Deadline is 6th February 2024.

Thank you to everyone who came to our open session yesterday – it was such a successful day! While running our Wednesday …

Join Our Campaign Thalassaemia mainly affects people with a South Asian or Mediterranean heritage, and sickle cell mainly affects people with Black …

Did you know that black and minoritised ethnic groups in the UK are disproportionately impacted by Covid-19? Come along to our open …

Introducing our new project: the dementia engagement programme 2024 OCA, the Central Oxford Mosque Society (COMS), Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre (OHBRC) …

Reposted from @ox4foodcrew, a partnership of 9 grassroots organisations we are a proud part of Put on your dancing shoes, we’re hosting …

We are pleased to announce that today is the first day of our partnership with Donnington Doorstep – an independent, community-based family …

Year in Review 2023

In our final post for this year, we break down how the money we earned from catering opportunities circulated. With your support, …

Thank You

We can’t leave 2023 without acknowledging all the organisations who had a hand in helping us feed others while feeding themselves. Thank …

Food donations are a lifeline for communities facing hunger and food insecurity. These acts of generosity bridge the gap between abundance and …

We are throwing our annual, free Christmas lunch this Monday, 25 Dec – and you’re all invited! We know how hard this …

The OX4Food Crew, our alliance of 9 local organisations, is launching a Winter Appeal to help its members cover their costs and …

OCA Coffee

Come by our cafe every Monday to Thursday, 9-3 pm, Crowell Road, OX4 3LN, for delicious Routes Coffee. Curious how we learned …

We’d like to say a huge thank you to the Glympton Park Estate for the donation they made yesterday to support our …

Our dear friends at Help The World Oxford a holding a bake sale to raise money for medical aid for Gaza TODAY …

Two weeks ago, our longtime supporter and OX4 Food Crew superstar Makena Lohr finished her role as Communities Manager at Flo’s – …

Are you ready for a feel-good coffee machine story? A few weeks ago, we had a problem. We wanted to open a …

We’re finally finding the time to share with you one of our absolute highlights from the last few days. Two weeks ago, …

On Tuesday, we celebrated one month of free Tuesday lunches at OCA Kitchen community cafe. Over 200 (!) community members have joined …

Last Saturday, we headed back to Dorset for another of our monthly family hikes. We had a long walk (7.5miles!) around Studland, …

Thank you to everyone who came to join us today for the first Free Meal Tuesday today. We were delighted to welcome …

We are delighted to share with you that OCA Kitchen Community Cafe opened today. We are so excited! Whether it’s for a …

Yesterday, we welcomed our volunteers, long-time supporters, and other special guests for the unofficial opening of OCA Kitchen Community Café. It was …

Last week, we opened our doors to our first unofficial guests at OCA Kitchen Community Café. First, we dished up our food …

Yesterday, we welcomed storyteller Jan Blake into OCA Kitchen Community Cafe. We loved hearing about Jan’s experiences, and appreciated the space she …

We are so, so excited to announce the opening of OCA Kitchen Community Cafe. We are taking over the former premises of …

To conclude the half term week with a bang, we organised a family camping trip to the Avon Tyrell Outdoor Centre near …

What a wonderful time we had with our Holiday Activities last week! We did it all – from swimming to ice skating, …

Our weekly bike training sessions for women, men and children continue to be a great success! Thirty families have now gone through …

Do you want to make the most of summer? Are you curious to find gentle ways to improve your health and well-being? …

Our warmest congratulations to Councillor Lubna Arshad Oxford Labour for her appointment as the new Lord Mayor of Oxford! We are thrilled …

Last Wednesday, we invited our volunteers for a thank you dinner to our soon-to-open cafe in Ark-T (more info on the cafe …

We are so excited to host a conversation with longtime community activist Professor Gus John tomorrow. Ever since arriving in Oxford from …

Our annual Oxford Eid Extravaganza men’s football tournament was a huge success. 18 teams competed in a tightly-fought tournament that ultimately saw …

Thank you to all the volunteers, supporters, stall holders, sponsors, and participants who helped make this year’s Oxford Eid Extravaganza such a …

Find us until 7 pm on the Cheney School grounds

Only one (!!) more sleep until this year’s Oxford Eid Extravaganza. We are so, so excited to see you all and share …

Are you as excited for Sunday as we are? Wristband prices for unlimited rides will go up one final time tomorrow (Friday) …

5 Days Left until Oxford Eid Extravaganza!! We cannot wait to celebrate with all of you. We’re still looking for some final …

Eid Mubarak from Oxford Community Action! May Allah accept your good deeds and may your Eid be filled with love and blessings! …

We thought we’d remind you that the Oxford Eid Extravaganza wristband discount expires tomorrow, so you don’t end up looking as unhappy …

Have you ordered your Unlimited Rides Wristband yet? Discount code will expire on Friday night. Use this code now to get 15% …

Here are some impressions from Sunday’s Grand Iftar. It filled our hearts with joy to see the community come together. We hope …

Our kids have had an excellent time taking part in the holiday activities these past two weeks. It’s a shame then, that …

With The Grand Iftar merely hours away, we’d like to make a special mention to our excellent sponsor, Roundway Pharmacy. Nadia and …

Another special community iftar took place last Sunday. Now, there’s only one left, the most special one of all, our beloved Grand …

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Come join us tomorrow 7 pm at The Barn, Nightingale Ave, OX4 7BU, for our third community iftar. This is an opportunity …

As every year, entry to Oxford Eid Extravaganza is free. If you’d like to go on the rides, we recommend getting wristbands …

Come join us tomorrow for First Friday’s at Flo’s – The Place in the Park, 4-7 pm. OCA Kitchen are going to …

For many of us, the outdoors is a place of recreation, discovery, and wonder. But not all of us are made to …

Oxford Eid Extravaganza is only such a great success every year because of our phenomenal volunteers. Do you time to volunteer on …

Join us this Sunday 7 pm at The Barn, Nightingale Ave, OX4 7BU, for our second community iftar. Everyone is welcome. Food …

Over the years, when organising our holiday activities we’ve noticed that some families in our community struggle to participate because they don’t …

In our last post, we extended invitations to our events to all our non-Muslim friends. We know that one of the biggest …

People are often surprised to see so many non-Muslims at our Iftars and Oxford Eid Extravaganza. May this never change. We believe …

Last night’s first community iftar was so special. Thank you everyone for joining! A huge thank you to all our volunteers, our …

We are honoured to be organising this year’s Oxford Eid Extravaganza community iftars. During Ramadhan, iftar is the moment we break fast …

Ramadan Mubarak to everyone celebrating! We wish you many blessings for the special weeks ahead from everyone at OCA.

Our stall holders are a crucial part of making OEE such a success year in, year out. Last year alone we had …

We’re beyond thrilled to announce that Oxford Eid Extravaganza is happening again this year. Please save the date: 30 April 2023, 12-7 …

Last week for International Women’s Day we celebrated our women food bank volunteers with some small gifts. Some of them have been …

Thank you to Charlotte Briere-Edney and her ITV News Meridian team for visiting us the other week for a report on food …

We had such a great time at the Tandem Collective gathering last Sunday. The music by Hafeez, Bizzy-T (our OCA musicians), viscus …

REMINDER: This is happening TODAY!

We are beyond excited to be dishing it up at the upcoming Tandem Collective Gathering this Sunday!! This event will have everything: …

Menu:   Tom Yum Noodle Soup (vegan) Contains: soya   Dhal Soup (vegan, gluten-free) Served with Baguette (contains: wheat)   Chai and …

We’re back at the farm with our standard cafe menu: dhal soup, pakoras and chai – other hot drinks available. Join us …

Any performers out there? Any music lovers? Come join us this Sunday for a community open mic night at Flo’s – The …

    Oxford Community Action Children’s Half-Term Holiday Activities 13th – 18th February 2023   Our children’s half-term holiday activities are designed …

Can you help fund emergency food supplies this winter? Together with our OX4 Food Crew partners, we have launched a collective fundraising …

Our OCA family has grown by another special soul. Our member Omo recently visited our Wednesday food distribution hub with her new-born …

Come join us tomorrow, 4-7 pm at Flo’s – The Place in the Park for First Friday at Flo’s. We’ve been looking …

MENU Honey Soy Sauce Chicken (dairy-free) £8.00 Contains: soya Served with rice and salad   Vegetable Dalcha (vegan, gluten-free) £8.00 Vegetable and …

Our OCA Kitchen Pop-Up Cafe is back at East Oxford Farmers’ & Community Market this weekend! We’d love to have you over …

    Thank you for supporting, promoting and collaborating with us in 2022 Oxfordshire High Sheriff to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee  …

We’re back at East Oxford Market this Saturday, 10am- 1pm, so come for some Dhal Soup (vegan, gluten-free) and a Malaysian dessert …

Looking for a fun place to take the kids and enjoy some delicious dhal soup, pakoras and chai? Come visit! We’re open …

OCA Kitchen Cafe at Oxford City Farm This Saturday, you can find the OCA Kitchen’s pop-up cafe at Oxford City Farm. Looking …

ICE LOLLY ADVENTURES We always look forward so much to our OCA holiday activities. This winter we took the kids on a …

OCA Kitchen

Find OCA Kitchen today at the East Oxford Farmers’ & Community Market for some delicious Dhal, Chai, coffee, and other breakfast goodies.

Christmas Lunch Recap

CHRISTMAS LUNCH RECAP We had the most wonderful Christmas lunch with our communities at Blackbird Leys Community Centre. Locals and refugees, old …

BIG COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS LUNCH We are throwing our annual, free Christmas lunch this Sunday, 25 Dec – and you’re all invited! We …

You have been invited to our Big Community Christmas Lunch. 25th Dec 2022, 2.00 – 8.00pm Blackbird Leys Community Centre Blackbird Leys …

Tomorrow: Traditional Malaysian Breakfast Find OCA Kitchen tomorrow at the East Oxford Farmers’ & Community Market for some delicious Malaysian breakfast that …

OCA is a volunteer organisation. We’re almost entirely run by volunteers. Only our OCA Kitchen chefs get paid. Our volunteers pack food …

Reminder

Reminder: This is happening tonight! Come and enjoy wonderful music and food

Winter Fair Tomorrow

Winter Fair TOMORROW Come and join us tomorrow 4-7 pm at Flo’s – The Place in the Park Winter Fair for: delicious …

Early Lives Focus Group

EARLY LIVES FOCUS GROUP BAME Mothers – we have a special event for you! Our ‘Early Lives – Equal Start’ focus group …

Menu Vegan Vegetarian Dairy Free Gluten Free Chicken Teriyaki (dairy-free) £8.00  Tofu Katsu Curry (vegetarian) £8.00  Chicken Nuggets and Chips £3.50 Apple …

Starling Session

STARLING SESSIONS END OF YEAR CELEBRATIONS We are so, so excited to be cooking for the starling sessions end of year celebrations …

OCA Kitchen

OCA Kitchen: East Oxford Pop-up Café We’ve got some major OCA Kitchen news. Starting tomorrow, you’ll find us at the East Oxford …

OCA Kitchen Holiday

OCA Kitchen Holiday Due to a change in our schedule, our pop-up restaurant at Flo’s will not be running this week (10th …

Planting Daffodils

A few weeks ago, our scout group decided they want to plant some flower to brighten up their neighbourhood. So, off they …

Fire and Pumpkins event TONIGHT Join us tonight until 7.30 pm for Flo’s – The Place in the Park special Fire and …

The Pumpkin Festival

Menu Vegan Vegetarian Dairy Free Gluten Free Roasted Pumpkin Soup (dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free) £6.00     Vegetable Soup (dairy-free, vegan) £6.00 Contains …

OCA Half-Term Holiday

This week’s OCA half-term holiday activities were as action- and fun-packed as ever. Thanks to our fantastic supporter Segen Michael, @Fusion Lifestyle‘s …

Did you enjoy our tomato & chicken and tomato & basil stews? We’re back next Thursday and Friday, 5-7.30 at Flo’s – …

3rd and 4th : Pumpkin Festival 10th and 11th : Mauritius  17th and 18th : Japan 24th and 25th : Nigeria