A Wantage café has strengthened its bond with the community further by hosting a special cook-in evening.

Volunteers from across Wantage and Grove attended Down to Earth Community Café on Saturday evening (March 2) and got to work making pasta and lasagne, sun dried tomato arancini, chickpea patties, mushroom cobbler, roast vegetables and feta and chocolate, beetroot and almond torte for those in need.

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Café owner Kate Farrington thanked all the volunteers who participated and said: “We are fortunate to have such brilliant volunteers.”

The café also hosted its first of three social cooking sessions funded with the help of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils last week.

Ms Farrington thanked Kerry Locke from SOFEA and its Nourish to Flourish programme for leading the Community Cooking Coalition and other partners including Sustainable Wantage and One Planet Abingdon.