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Host a Meal

Host a Meal for Refugee Resource

For 20 years, Refugee Resource has been welcoming, supporting and empowering hundreds of refugees in Oxfordshire with psychological, social and practical support. What better way to share the impact of our work and ways people can get involved than through bringing people together with food?

Host a meal with a difference. Members of our women's service came together to compile fantastic recipes from their cultures with the local community. Get together with friends, family or colleagues, share a meal and help raise awareness and funds for Refugee Resource by asking your guests for a donation in return.

It can be a big event or a quiet gathering, a dinner, lunch or even afternoon tea.  Whatever you are planning, Refugee Resource is here to help you step up to the plate and make your event a great success!

Contact us here or email for more information and to register your interest. If you decide to go ahead the process is simple:

Step 1

Decide when you want to host your meal and sign up using the links we will send you when you register your interest.


We will then send you a support pack which includes downloadable invitations, information about our work and details about how your donations will make a difference.


You’ll also receive a free copy of the original recipe book - ‘Come to our Table’. Filled with mouth-watering dishes from across the globe, hand-picked by members of our Women’s Service.


Menu Idea

Here’s an example of a three course meal, using recipes from our recipe book ‘Come to our Table’ to inspire you


Starter: Fattoush Salad, a fresh and healthy Syrian salad

Main: Tesbhi Derho, an Eritrean and Ethiopian revised version of the classical chicken curry

Dessert: Sheer Payra Fudge, a delicious Afghan dessert made with pistachio nuts and walnuts

Step 2

Treat yourself and your guests to a tasty meal and an enjoyable time together. Ask your guests to make a donation - either a set amount, what they would pay for a meal at a restaurant or whatever they feel they want to give.

Step 3

Total up the donations and transfer the funds to Refugee Resource using one of the payment methods below:

Finally why not share photos on facebook to encourage others to host a meal for Refugee Resource too.

You can send us your fundraising donation in the following ways:

Set up a fundraising webpage

A  great way to collect donations is to set up a webpage and then ask people to donate via this page.  You can do this easily on Everyclick or Justgiving. Click on the links and there is a simple step by step process to get set up. 

Bank transfer or Standing Order

Please contact us and we’ll send you further details


Cheque or cash

Please make your cheque payable to ‘Refugee Resource’ and send to the address below.

Please do not send cash in the post.  If you would like to donate cash please visit our office.

Refugee Resource, The Old Music Hall, 106-108 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1JE. 

Thank you

By getting involved in this fundraising initiative, you will be raising vital funds to help refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants feel safe, welcome and supported in our local community. You are rebuilding lives. Thank you.

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Call: 01865 403280    |     Email:

To relieve distress, improve well-being and facilitate the integration of refugees and asylum seekers in Oxfordshire, by providing psychological, social and practical support.

Contact us

For more information about Refugee Resource:

Accessing our services​

Referral form (by organisation) 


Referral form (by individual)

Volunteer form


Bursary form​ 


If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact OSCB, if about a child, and OSAB, if about an adult.

You can support our work by donating through Everyclick Donations:

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