The Organisations Involved with the OX4 Food Crew
Why we work together
Our partnership was born out of the shared belief that local organisations working collaboratively is the most informed, efficient and thorough way to address our aims. Our focus is on healthy, affordable and accessible food, not just about emergency responses. Many of the organisations involved with our partnership have lived experience of food insecurity and wider structural injustices around race, class and health/disability. Our partnership has an ongoing commitment to hear voices of these often unrepresented and unheard communities and co-produce responses to the challenges they face with dignity and respect.
Ark-T is a community arts centre and registered charity based in Temple Cowley, which uses the powers of creativity and human connection to change lives and inspire community driven social change
Started by two local women Sandra and Marie who are passionate food activists, community workers and exceptional chefs. Waste2Taste has worked predominantly with homeless people, providing hot meals, cooking classes and volunteer opportunities for work experience and skill development.
PPP (Flo's The Place in the Park)
Flo's the Place in the Park is a community run social enterprise hub formed in 2018 in a decommissioned children’s centre. It is run by People Place and Participation Ltd, a charitable community benefit society managed by local people for local people.
Oxford Community Action
Oxford Community Action was founded by Hassan, Mujhid and Nigel to tackle and overcome barriers created by structural inequalities (e.g. labour market and ethnic health inequalities) that prevent Black and Minoritised Individuals and Communities from reaching their full potential and enjoying equal representation and participation as active citizens within UK institutions and wider civil society..
Based at Ark-T Centre, OCA have been supporting over 500 families with vital food supplies on a weekly basis. OCA are developing their own social enterprise, with the aim of creating sustainable revenue for their ongoing social outreach work.
No Vice Ice CIC
No Vice Ice is an ice lolly social enterprise founded to support people with long term invisible health conditions/disabilities.
This year they have produced a highly successful range of healthy sustainable ice lollies and are developing their social outreach by creating peer support groups for people with long term and often invisible health conditions, who will come together to design and produce ice lollies.
Damascus Rose Kitchen
Damascu Rose Kitchen is led by Nuha Abdu, a refugee social worker who originally formed the Syrian Sisters community group to support other refugee women to learn English.
Flo’s refurbished a former park pavilion as a community kitchen and helped them register as a CIC. This month, with support from OX4 Food Crew, they ran a successful Eid ‘pay-as-you feel’ community meal for over 300 participants.
Oxford City Farm
Oxford City Farm is a community led charity in the heart of East Oxfordrity based in the heart of Oxford
We provide opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with farming and food production, animals, nature and each other.
The food we grow is shared with volunteers and distributed within our local community, enabling us to get fresh produce onto the plates of people who might otherwise have limited access to it.
From our beautiful new Community Kitchen we help people develop the skills and appetite to prepare delicious fresh food - much of which is harvested from Farm. We are looking forward to Community feasts and sharing our kitchen and outdoor space with partners from form the OX4 food crew.