Community mission

Distribution Shift at Birmingham Central Foodbank

Help get food packages to vulnerable people

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This is a community mission, a community led session where you will meet other GoodGym members at the task. Please make yourself known to anyone in a GoodGym top when you arrive. As with all GoodGym sessions we encourage you to use the power of your legs to get there, i.e. run or walk if you can.

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.

Due to the new restrictions on movement you will need to print this letter to prove that you are heading to a vital role as a volunteer.

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.

Covid 19:

You will need to be aware of COVID-19 risks in undertaking this community mission. During the Covid-19 outbreak, community missions will focus on supporting the organisations that provide essential support to services, including the health and care systems and foodbanks.

Please ensure you complete the training here before attending -

Advice to people going to GoodGym community missions:

Current Government guidelines mean that leaving home is only possible for specific reasons. For our work; supporting vulnerable people and essential work are still allowed, this task is in line with our training and goals during Coronavirus.

  • Do not use public transport to attend, please only sign up if you are local and able to get there by other means such as part of your daily exercise.
  • Do not attend a GoodGym group session if you are feeling unwell or anyone in your household is self isolating with symptoms.
  • Wash your hands with soap before leaving to attend the session.
  • Wash your hands with soap when arriving at the task location for community missions.
  • Bring tissues with you to all sessions.
  • If you need to cough or sneeze do so into a tissue and throw the tissue immediately into a bin.
  • If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow. Do not use your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth or nose with your hands.

Date and time

10:00 - 13:30 Friday, 5th of June 2020

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
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What to look out for

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.

Community missions are organised by members of the GoodGym community and therefore we are unable to provide specific risk information about the task you are signing up to complete. We advise you to review the community mission training and read our general guidelines for safety for group sessions.

By signing up to this event you confirm you are medically fit to participate in running and other physical activity and accept that the Good Gym and its members, or those operating on its behalf, will not be held liable for any loss, accident or injury, before, during or resulting from the event.


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