Group run

Food Bank Extravaganza

20 GoodGymers made their way 5km to help the Oxford Mutual Aid in Oxford.

  • Jane Hotchen
  • Anwen Greenaway
  • Rachael H
  • Bethan Greenaway
  • Sarah
  • Jessica Lorimer
  • Vicky Arnold
  • Holly
  • Matt Burton
  • Ben Foster
  • Kieran Venner
  • Louise Hall
  • Milly Haven
  • Laura Brown
  • Samantha Drewett
  • Hattie Elvins
  • Bryony Thomas
  • James McLoughlin
  • Thomas Heath
  • Megan
Wednesday, 23rd of February 2022
Led by Anwen Greenaway

Last night was GoodGym Extravaganza night at the foodbank!

Oxford Mutual Aid's food bank is a busy operation, running 7 days a week. As such it can be hard to find time to thoroughly clean, organise and prepare portions of bulk goods. That's where a GoodGym extravaganza comes in - 20 people can really blitz through those tasks in not much more than an hour.

Things we did:
* Tuna, baked beans & tea stock count
* Organised baby supplies and toiletry shelves
* Pulled those shelves out & cleaned behind them
* Pulled out the tables and stored stock along the long side of the hall (uncovering the grand stone fireplace), cleaned behind, reorganised as we put it all back
* Decanted all the bulk bags of rice into household sized portions
* Cleaned the fridges
* Checked for mouldy fresh fruit and veg and took out the food waste
* Separated some of the M&S crates from the Tesco ones - the only effective tool for this turned out to be an old mop handle. Whatever works, eh?!
* Put away some bags of donations we found
* Swept and mopped

We’ve had lots of thanks from Oxford Mutual Aid for all your hard work:

“Christ Alive: thank you SO MUCH to goodgym - you are some legends!”

“GG EXTRAVAGANZA left the hall so clean that it was impossible to take a picture because glare.”

After all the hard work we stopped for cookies and cake to celebrate our 3rd Birthday last Sunday, and gave our 3 new Run Leaders a round of applause for completing the training. Well done Ben, Bethan and Sarah!

Report written by Anwen Greenaway

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Anji Andrews
Anji Andrews
Thursday February 24th, 2022 10:43

This looks mega satisfying! Nice one.

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