Southwark

Community mission

Knife to see you, to see you slice!

7 runners ran to help the Mercato Metropolitano in Southwark.

  • Dom Tooze
  • Lambeth runner
  • Latoya Stephens
  • Elizabeth
  • Rosanna Amour
  • Sam Lefevre
  • Rebecca Loades
 
Sunday, 15th of September 2019
 
Led by Dom Tooze

Today, a group of fantastic humans went to help out with a community lunch at Mercato Metropolitano.

They have been running free lunch clubs and activities for local families over the summer holidays which have been incredibly well attended. They wanted to organise this lunch to bring people together, make friends, and eat good food.

On arriving at the task, we helped set up some stations with boards, knives, induction hobs and surplus veggies from other organisations.

Under the expert guidance of executive chef Gabriele, we (and some other lovely volunteers) chopped, diced and peeled to prepare loads of amazing ribollita for the families coming. There were challenges (including varied approaches to chopping and some issues with the power), but thanks to the expertise and patience of all involved, we crossed these hurdles and learned from them.

After a few hours, it was time! The families came, and were lapping up the lovely food. Everyone was very excited about Mercato Metropolitano, and how GoodGym had gotten involved! All who attended found the experience educational, and even got to sample the lovely dish!

Well done to all who came, particularly those from further away, and newcomers Sarah and Hannah! Thanks again to Gabriele, Vicki, and all those who invited us to be part of their wonderful third birthday!

Report written by Dom Tooze


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Dom Tooze
Sunday September 15th, 2019 15:23

Credit for title goes to Liz!

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