Kim Anh Moran
The foodbank have really appreciated GoodGymers lending a hand over the past few weeks, and they remain in need of a few pairs of GoodGym hands during October too... This is a really friendly, well organised activity, well attended by GoodGymers, so a perfect activity for a bit of midweek socialising!
What you will be doing
The fantastic Foodbank team could really do with a hand stock-taking, packing bags, clearing... this evening.
A Tourist likes nothing better than exploring new areas and meeting new people, and that's what Kim has been doing. Kim has been to three different GoodGym areas now - nice!
Time for our monthly community mission to help City Harvest!
WHAT IS CITY HARVEST?
City Harvest helps put surplus food to good use in a sustainable way by distributing to organisations around London that feed the hungry. By volunteering with City Harvest for a couple of hours on your weekend, you will make a direct positive impact on thousands of vulnerable people in London. Because of your efforts, these people - who face obstacles including food poverty, homelessness, domestic abuse and the need to flee from their homelands – will have access to a nutritious meal. The food that is rescued would have gone to landfill where it would have released harmful greenhouse gases as it decomposed. So your days’ work will make a tremendous difference to both people and the planet!
WHAT TO EXPECT
For the task you'll be volunteering as a warehouse assistant where you will help unload food deliveries, sort food, check food, and do other general warehouse jobs to help in the day-to-day running of City Harvest.
Please dress sensibly for the day as it will involve lifting and organising trays of food. Wearing closed shoes is advisable. We will provide you with high visibility jackets and any other safety clothing.
WHERE TO MEET
The site is in Acton (Unit 8, Acton Park Industrial Estate, Acton, W3 7QE) and as always with GoodGym we encourage you to use the power of your legs to get you there! Upon arrival, please make your way onto the industrial estate and follow the signs to Unit 8. The main entrance is via Eastman Road off of The Vale.
The task is set from 10am-12pm so please stay for as long as you can, you if want to come a bit earlier they are there for volunteers from 9am!
With many of the foodbank's original volunteers still on holiday, the team remain in need of a few pairs of GoodGym hands during September.
What you will be doing
If you have an hour or so to spare this evening, the brilliant Foodbank team could really do with a hand, as regular volunteers are in short supply. Tasks may include stock-taking, packing bags, clearing... (and the week before last, this was followed by a restorative, refreshing, post-task beer!).
- Although I won't be at the task, I'm always available if you have any questions or issues. Any problems, just give me a shout! - Laura