A note from Simon of Oxford’s fab Community Action Group network…

It’s Dinner Time! 

We’re back at Turl Street Kitchen!  After the success of our October event at Hogacre Common, we’ve gone back to our roots with another monthly free food frenzy!  We would like to invite you to the next Oxford DinnerTime  on Sunday 18thNovember at the Turl Street Kitchen, Oxford.  DinnerTime is a celebration of food, family and friends.  The idea is to reclaim food in your community by making and sharing a meal together once a month, reducing the amount of food we throw away and maybe gaining a new skill along the way.


As always, places are limited and go fast so book early to avoid disappointment and an empty belly!

There are already other DinnerTime events happening around the county and this is your chance to come and see what all the fuss is about.  For more information and to get a copy of our ‘How to…’ guide to running your own event, visit:www.itsdinnertime.org.


So how does it work?  Simple.  Below is how we imagine the evening panning out.


3.30pm  – 4pm   Hunt & Gather


Bring food you don’t know what to do with from 3.30pm onwards.  This could be tins you’ve had in the back of the cupboards for ages, spare vegetables, pulses, herbs and spices, left over apple crumble, etc.  Generally, anything that’s edible and too good to throw out.  (Sorry but we aren’t able to take meat or dairy products for reasons of food safety) 

4pm – 6pm        Lets get cooking!


Come and help prepare the meal, this is where the fun begins!  Make something yourself, lead a group or simply give a helping hand.  There will be plenty of cooking equipment and DinnerTime chefs on hand to give advice. All ages and abilities welcome!

6pm – 7pm        DINNER TIME!


Sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labour; taste new things, have a natter, meet new people.  Remember to bring a plate, mug and cutlery – no one likes doing all the washing up!  If you have any allergies then please let us know in advance and we’re sure we can cook to accommodate you or even better, come show us how it’s done.  Any food left over can be either taken away (bring some Tupperware if you like), donated or, if all else fails, composted. If you’re able to help us clear up too then it’s much appreciate – many hands and all that…

Easy peasy, Lemon squeezy!


Due to the popularity of previous events, priority will be given to those who have never been before.  But never fear, it will also be DinnerTime in Oxford on Sunday  16th December.


DinnerTime is a collaboration between OxGrowFood Justice and the Community Action Group Project, with kind support from the Oxford Food Bank.  DinnerTime will be held at the Oxford Hub‘s exciting social action centre on Turl Street.   DinnerTime helpers have food hygiene, first aid certificates and a hearty appetite.


Hope to see you there


Simon & DinnerTime


Simon Kenton | Community Action Group Project Manager

Community Action Group Project | Speedwell Hse| Speedwell St|Oxford OX1 1NE
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