Birmingham

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Distribution Shift at Birmingham Central Foodbank

Help get food packages to vulnerable people

Description

At this time of great need, Foodbanks have never been so important. More people are finding themselves in financial difficulties during this crisis. The Trussell Trust have put new procedures in place, including a bigger working room, hand washing and availability of gloves, to reduce your risks. They have changed the procedures at the distribution shift, as it is usually a congregational, welcoming, cafe style environment to hand out food to their clients. This cannot be the case at this time, to keep everyone safe.

The regular Friday distribution shift is 10.00am-1.30pm but they are flexible if you can only do part of that time. So sign up and do what you can to help.

The volunteer shift comprises of: possibly weighing trays of donated food, sorting mixed donations into food groups, labelling use by dates and stocking shelves ready for the distribution service. If everything is sorted and ready to go out, it will be bagging up food packs for families for the frontline volunteers to give out to the clients. They may ask you to greet clients at the door if this is appropriate and if you are comfortable with this task.

Date and time

10:00 - 13:30 Friday, 15th of January 2021
Walkable

As you will make your own way to the task, feel free to walk or run as you wish.

Ideal for beginners

Start Location

Birmingham City Church
Parade
Birmingham
B1 3QQ
West Midlands View Map

What to look out for

Covid Test and Trace

To keep everyone safe GoodGym has signed up to the NHS test and trace service. We will pass on your contact details only if they ask for it.

The GoodGym central team will also be in contact if we are made aware that anyone attending this session tests positive in the days afterwards.

Age Restriction

GoodGym welcomes anyone aged 18 or over. If you are under 18 then you will be unable to participate in any GoodGym activity

Make sure you've read our general guidelines for safety when running and at a task.

This event is organised by your Taskforce, a group of experienced GoodGym members in your area, they are not responsible for your safety. You should feel confident to participate in the event as it is described and you do so at your own risk.

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Led by

John Hayes

John Hayes
GoodGym Birmingham Run Leader

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Birmingham City Church
Parade
Birmingham
B1 3QQ
West Midlands

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