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Touchstone Loves Food Project - food packers needed

Help get supplies of fresh food, and mental health to vulnerable people across Leeds

Description

Touchstone Loves Food provides vital supplies of fresh food, and mental health support to vulnerable people who are shielding, isolated and unwell. It helps at least 800 people through the crisis and supports strategic BAME inclusion beyond. This project is aimed at BAME people living with mental health conditions in some of the most deprived areas of Leeds (most within the 10% most deprived areas of the UK). Many of these people will also be members of low-income families and/or aged over 55. They all come from communities disproportionately affected by Covid-19.

What Touchstone needs is volunteer packers to help during the week. Packing sessions are held each weekday between 10-3pm. However, if you can do part of this, that would be helpful. We have been asked to provide 1 volunteer each day of the week. On arrival you should go to the entrance of the centre and ask for a member of staff. Please wear a face covering and maintain social distancing whilst helping.

Volunteer packers should have a basic DBS check. If you do not have this, please let Gemma know and we can see if we can get that sorted out for you.

Touchstone may also need help with delivering the food parcels - please get in touch with Gemma to find out more. Any additional volunteering support you provide can be self logged as a good deed.

Date and time

10:00 - 15:00 Thursday, 14th 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

Ebor Gardens Community Centre
Haslewood Drive
Leeds
LS9 7PL 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.

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Gemma

Gemma
Leeds Area Activator | Love to run and walk fast!

Who's going

  • Helen Noyes

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Ebor Gardens Community Centre
Haslewood Drive
Leeds
LS9 7PL

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