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Cool, Calm, and Collected

4 runners ran to help the Oxford Mutual Aid in Oxford.

  • Anwen Greenaway
  • Rachael H
  • Matty Holder
  • Claire S
Wednesday, 28th of July 2021
Led by Anwen Greenaway

Oxford Mutual Aid, like so many other organisations, is experiencing a shortage of volunteers thanks to the number of people self-isolating after being pinged by the covid app. This Wednesday had been sparse on volunteers through the day, so we knew we were going to have a busy couple of hours.

Priority 1: We finished preparing all the food parcels and cooked meals due to be delivered or collected on Wednesday evening, and started getting the non-chilled items together for the Thursday deliveries.

There's always plenty of work behind the scenes to keep the hall running reasonably smoothly. Most Wednesdays we sort and dispose of the fresh goods which are going bad, get the fridges in order, take out the rubbish and recycling, and do a bit of shelf restocking. Tonight was no exception - we even found the source of the icky smell in the kitchen (slimy broccoli) and got a lesson in charging the electric van.

About Oxford Mutual Aid:
Oxford Mutual Aid formed in response to the Covid-19 crisis in March last year. As the crisis overwhelmed local infrastructure they focused on seeking out all those vulnerable people who were struggling to access food support.

Last Week's Stats:
Last week Oxford Mutual Aid sent food parcels to 317 households. Those parcels supported 1025 people. In addition, nearly 300 prepared meals were distributed, giving people a nutritious meal regardless of cooking skills and access to kitchen facilities.

Brilliant work from all the GoodGymers who help make this possible.

Welcome Claire - good to have you along for your first GoodGym Good Deed!

Report written by Anwen Greenaway

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