This Saturday 6th Kinship Hub is delivering food ingredient packs for local families to take part in the weekly Cooking Club online.
You will need to provide your own backpack or panier bag, the food parcel weight will be 2-5kg.
Deliveries will be collected from Dennett's Road SE14 at 12pm. Distances vary from 2km-7km so Cyclists will be needed.
Please check the postcodes on this spreadsheet. Choose a Delivery Role (1 - 7), add your NAME to the list and you will be emailed the full address details on Friday 5th .
Six of us met outside Zimbabwe House on The Strand to distribute various donated items from Get Rid of and Donate to rough sleepers.
We gathered outside the van, and started taking things out. First were all the coats and shoes, which proved popular and attracted a crowd. We then had to assemble some sort of queue for bag distribution, including rucksacks and suitcases containing clothes and toiletries. This was far more difficult than it sounds!
Once we'd cracked the bag distribution queue and had everyone moving through, we brought out some sleeping bags, pillows and tents to give away, and each of us began helping people get items on request, depending on what was left over.
With all the suitcases gone from the van and the crowds dispersing, we packed up the remaining coats, shoes, and other miscellaneous items into the van. Just before dispersing, we noticed some clothes had been taken out of the donated suitcases and left on the side of the pavement. So after a quick rescue mission to gather up any unwanted items and scooping them into the van, we all said our goodbyes and headed off!
We've spent the last couple of weeks sorting and packing bags of clothing, blankets and toiletries, most of which is stuff donated to Get Rid Of & Donate who we've done a bunch of cool things with in Lambeth.
Now is the time to distribute the bags!
The meeting spot is outside Zimbabwe House on The Strand at 7pm.
Please bring: 🤿 Mask 💦 Hand sanitiser 🧤 Gloves
And Andrea who will meet you has advised on minimising personal belongings.
Make sure you're paired up with someone and stick to the main streets. Andrea will give you a briefing when you arrive and of course don't do anything you don't feel comfortable doing.
Any questions, drop me (Mark) an email :)
Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.
The Borough Food Cooperative at St George the Martyr Church acts as a subsidized supermarket, and is providing essential supplies to local households who are unable attend the shop in person.
This Saturday 13th We need 2 volunteers to join the delivery team between 11am-1pm.
On arrival volunteers will meet Adam, the Food Hub Coordinator who will assign the deliveries, and show your where to collect your food packs.
You will need to bring a backpack or panier bag to transport your deliveries in.
All deliveries happen within a 1-1.5 mile radius of the food hub, they can be made by bike or on foot. Volunteers usually complete around 3 deliveries in a 2 hour shift.
Please ensure everyone wears a mask in the distribution hub and follows strict social distancing procedures.
Snowing in London. It doesn't happen very often but when it does, it is a beautiful sight. Even when it snows, us volunteers still get out there to help the isolated. Mrs. D needed some essential items that were not included in her regular shop. Luckily I was able to get there with no issues. She was very appreciative indeed!
Two of Haringey's Covid 19 vaccination clinics are in dire need of volunteers who can assists in keeping the clinics open. If you can spare any time in the next couple of months, please do help!
The clinics run from 8am-8pm Mon to Sun and volunteers usually do a stint of 6 hours but they would be grateful for any amount of time you can spare.
The contact at the clinic is: Carmen Harrington - email@example.com If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Carmen directly with availability and contact details. Then pop details of your shift on the comments below for me, please.
The volunteer bank is very much word of mouth at the month I.e. we are asking our friends and neighbours to help out so now for long term sustainability we are looking to create a bank of people we can call up with a few days notice.
We are running two Covid vaccination clinics in Haringey-
Lordship Lane Primary Care Centre- 239 Lordship Lane, N17 6AA
Bounds Green Group Practice, Gordon Road, N11 2PF
The clinics are running from 8am-8pm Monday-Sunday and we are looking for volunteers to do tasks including marshalling in the reception (directing people to the waiting are and the post-vaccination observation room), checking in patients at reception and assisting in the post-vaccination observation room. We would be delighted with any help people could offer, volunteers have generally been doing 4-6 hour shifts but we will be happy with any amount of time people can spare.
In terms of precautions, everyone is wearing masks at all times, patients are not allowed inside without a mask on and temperature checks are being done before people are allowed to enter the clinic. Chairs and anything that people touch are being wiped down constantly and there is good ventilation in the clinics- Bounds Green waiting area is outside in a marquee.
Bright Morning Star Prisons and Homeless Outreach help to rebuild, support and elevate the lives of the most vulnerable people on the street and at their Walk-In Centres. They provide basic and immediate physical and emotional help to the public, and provide a free counselling service.
We've been asked to help with transporting leftovers from Greggs, 4 Electric Avenue, Brixton to Lola who distributes the food at Chandler Community Centre, Lambeth Walk, SE11 6DU. Here's a map - it's a 4km run/ride.
If you go in and say you're collecting food for Bright Morning Star Prison and Homeless Outreach, they should give you the leftovers! There may be quite a lot so just take what you can :)
🎒Please bring a backpack/panniers to transport the food (plastic bags might be useful too as the bags the pastries etc are in can be greasy!).
🤿Please bring a mask to wear in the shop
We need 3 people to sign up to transport the food - you can either run or ride, together or separately. If there are any problems, please call Lola on 07492079197 or 07946288144.
Any questions? Email me 👉 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you 🙏 and hope it goes well!