The Oxford Christmas Lunch will be happening again this year.
On Christmas Day, we provide a free sit-down meal for anyone in Oxfordshire who wants to come. Our guests include refugees, the elderly, the homeless, those with mental health issues, those in food poverty and those who simply want to celebrate Christmas with others. A special feature of our lunch is that volunteers collect the guests, drive them to the lunch, eat with them and take them home, thus providing companionship as well as food. We also welcome families as we have lots of fun things for children to do.
Most years we have around 500 diners. (In 2020 we delivered a festive meal to over 650 – but please note, we are NOT providing this as an alternative to the sit-down lunch this year, as we’re back at the King’s Centre in Osney Mead, Oxford.) Numbers are limited, so we’ll need to take bookings on a first-come first-served basis.
The main limiting factor is the number of volunteer drivers we have – if people within your organisation can transport guests, and potentially host them on a table, that will allow us to take more. We always need more minibuses and licenced drivers.
To book a place for someone you think would benefit from it, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see Flyer for you to print and use. You can also see a short film of a previous event on our Facebook page – search ‘Oxford Christmas Lunch’.
PLEASE also pass this on to any organisations or individuals you think may be interested anywhere in Oxfordshire.