Birmingham

Community mission

Help sorting donations at Birmingham Central Foodbank

Make food available while burning off calories


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Description

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.

Situated just a five-minute walk or run from our regular meeting place, 1000 Trades; Birmingham Central Foodbank are a bit low on volunteers and could really do with our help. They need people to help weigh, move, sort, and date food ready to give out to people later in the week.

The regular Monday shift is 6.30-8.30pm but they are flexible if you can only do part of that time. So sign up and do what you can. If you can spare the full two hours, it has simply flown by every time we have done this task, you just never stand still! Even just a couple of us at a time can make a massive difference as they can have quite a lot of food to sort in a very short time. Whatever we can do on the night will give the daytime volunteers more time to focus on the people they are serving. Whatever we canโ€™t do, they will catch up and we go at the end of the two hours no matter what.

The volunteer shift comprises of: weighing trays of donated food, sorting mixed donations into food groups, labelling use by dates and stocking shelves ready for the Foodbank service.

It is only a short walk from 1000 Trades, but if you are not sure of the location, leave a comment below.

Date and time

18:30 - 20:30 Monday, 24th of February 2020
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

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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John Hayes

John Hayes
Enjoy encouraging new runners, running 5k as fast as I can, and doing as much good as time allows along the way. I love Goodgym, building links and volunteering.

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Birmingham City Church
Parade
Birmingham
B1 3QQ
West Midlands

Birmingham

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