Every Monday 11-3 pm, St Andrew’s Church Hall, Upper Hanover Way, S3 7RQ. A weekly community event, the focus is to provide food, support, and a place to meet for destitute asylum seekers, refugees, those in need in the wider community. Food is provided free of charge to those with no source of income and on a voluntary donations basis to anyone else. Any funds raised will go towards future weekly events. Outside Film hosts with support from Sheffield Refugee Asylum Seeker Action Group with grateful thanks to our funder Big Lottery – Awards For All
We are grateful to receive donations of food. Sharrow Marrow , Mr Pickles and Sheffield Abundance Project have all donated to past events. We are looking forward to receiving fruit and vegetables from Sheffield’s Seven Hills Bakery for future events. We have also been fortunate to benefit from generous donations from individuals. All food donations are used on the day, saved for future events or given out to members. All cash donations are used to fund future events.
We cook together and strive to create a family atmosphere in the kitchen and dining room. It is important to us that members are able to contribute to events without feeling undue pressure to do so. There is always plenty to do from cooking and preparing food, to washing up and cleaning, to joining in activities and chatting to each other – everyone is welcome in the group and everyone plays a part in making it what it is.
We love to be silly and mess around at OKSC. Many people are dealing with stressful situations in their daily lives. Support and assistance is available for members who are facing particular issues, but we also aim to create a space where people can leave their troubles behind for a few hours and laugh and enjoy themselves. There are always plenty of games and activities available, and something as simple as the snowman/Santa picture frame can get everyone so involved, it’s amazing any food gets cooked!