Squashing food waste at PumpkinFest


It was wonderful to welcome over 150 guests to our first ever PumpkinFest on Saturday night! We had a brilliant evening of music, food, craft, cake, bonfire and chat.

The whole event was a great example of Doorstep at its best. We were really grateful to be supported by Oxford Food Bank, Good Food Oxford, Sainsbury's Cowley and OxGrow to help with the costs of putting on the event. Abundance Oxford came along to do apple pressing, and our own wonderful volunteers (25 of them!) put in a huge effort to make the night a success.

We were able to put pumpkins to use everywhere you looked - in the delicious curry served up from Doorstep Kitchen, in cakes, in crafts, and then onwards into recipes provided as part of Good Food Oxford's Pumpkin Festival.

A really big thank you to everyone who came along and donated so generously. We raised an excellent £735 which goes straight back into Doorstep's vital work with local families.

You can see some photos of the event here.

There is always laughter, happiness and mischief, there are things you would not expect, there are opportunities, there is grown up conversation, there are people to hold your little ones whilst you play with your older ones, there is mess and buttering, learning and exploring, riding and reading.

A parent

What's on this week - 4th Jul 2022

  • Family Drop In

    Monday 10am - 2pm //info

  • Family Drop In

    Tuesday 10am - 2pm //info

  • Family Drop In

    Wednesday 10am - 12pm //info

  • Youth Club

    5.30pm - 7.30pm //info

  • Family Drop In

    Thursday 10am - 2pm //info

  • Youth Club

    5.30pm - 7.30pm //info

  • Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Support

    Fridays - booking required - no session Friday 3 June //info

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