Ossie’s Kitchen – NEW – Take Away Service!

Ossie’s Kitchen – Community Café of Ashbourne was established in June 2019. It operates “for the community by the community” providing 50 to 60 fresh cooked meals once a month, in St Oswald’s Church Hall, as an intergenerational social eating experience to address loneliness, social isolation and food poverty.

Due to open twice a month, it had to suspend operation due to Covid 19 and organisers anticipate it will be a further six months before they can resume as previously.

Meantime, with easing of restrictions, Ossie’s Kitchen aims to address the Covid related issues of increased food poverty, family financial difficulties, shielded and vulnerable members of the Ashbourne community, through the provision of a weekly ‘TakeAway’ Food Service for the next six months, commencing week of 6th July 2020.

Please be mindful that St Oswald’s Church Hall will remain closed for the foreseeable future with the exception of operating Ossie’s Kitchen. This means that only Ossie volunteers may enter the kitchen and use the toilets. All Volunteers will need to sign in and sign out from the Hall. FareShare will deliver food supplies each two weeks, on alternate Mondays commencing Monday 6th July.

Rev. Nigel Rode said ‘We will provide a main cooked meal with vegetarian option, supplemented by fruit, yoghurt, cake etc depending upon supplies from FareShare. We will start the takeaway service on Tuesday 7th July and continue for six months. There is no charge, though donations are welcome, £3 adult meals. £1 children’s meals and £2 for a bag of fresh produce’.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Rev. Nigel Rode by email revnigelr@gmail.com