Community mission

Pack it in, make the jam, you're doing crate

3 runners ran to help the East End Women in Newcastle.

  • Anji Andrews
  • Newcastle runner
  • Eleanor Peters
Thursday, 15th of October 2020
Led by Anji Andrews

It was our weekly visit to East End Women's food bank today where Thursdays seem to come around super fast!

Me, Eleanor and Louise were there for the usual fun alongside Building Futures East regular (and adopted GGer) Nancy. Louise had reported stocks were a little low last week, so it was great to see benches and boxes overflowing with supplies when we arrived today.

Lots of crates were already stacked high with ready-made bags meaning we were able to get the volunteers' cars packed up quickly even when some drivers arrived early! It was then on to packing a new set of food bags up (48 of them!) which we completed in a record time with the task all finished by 12:20pm (See the photo evidence of how taxing counting food parcels can be- definitely the hardest part of this task) This included a few breaks to marvel at how nice the jam looked and to allow time for my very dody wheelbarrow manoevuring.

Next week's visit it already listed here if you fancy enhancing your Thursday and seeing if you can beat 12:20pm.

Report written by Anji Andrews

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Michael Wisely
Michael Wisely
Thursday October 15th, 2020 18:14

Phew. I'm delighted you managed without me.

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