Food support for Oxford Mutual Aid

10th February 2021

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Wadham has donated more than 250 ready-prepared meals to Oxford Mutual Aid for distribution to vulnerable people in the local community.

  • Packaged meals ready for collections

    Wadham ready meals awaiting collection. Photos by Neil Mahon

  • Some 250 meals awaiting distribution by Oxford Mutual Aid

    Some 250 meals awaiting distribution by Oxford Mutual Aid

The meals, which were surplus to College requirements during the current lockdown, have been collected by Oxford Mutual Aid volunteers for distribution to those in need.

The tasty College meals include 16 different varieties of dishes ranging from braised steak with mashed potatoes to tandoori chicken and Moroccan Quorn with vegetables and couscous.

Oxford Mutual Aid is a grassroots community support group and action network, formed in response to the Covid-19 crisis. The OMA team has significant experience working with at-risk communities and has long-standing relationships with local charities and food banks.

Its volunteer base includes healthcare professionals, teachers, trade union organisers, local business people, and crisis hotline operators. Volunteers from OMA work with Oxford City Council, the NHS, the Gatehouse, SOFEA, Asylum Welcome, Ark-T, Refugee Resource, the Oxford Homeless Project, Oxford Together, Good Food Oxford, and many other organisations.

Wadham College Domestic Bursar Frances Lloyd commented:  “We are delighted to support Oxford Mutual Aid. The organisation is providing invaluable support for our local community at this difficult time.”

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