Liz Spain

Oxford

2Good deeds

2runs

4cheers

Liz Spain went on a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Picking, Prepping, Packing

Wed 29 Sep
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

Fuel shortages and food shortages have made this a very challenging week at the Oxford Mutual Aid food bank. As the only source of emergency food available in Oxford 7 days a week they are a lifeline to many, particularly as the furlough scheme and universal credit uplift both end.

This week, overall, the team packed and delivered 257 regular food parcels, reaching an incredible 857 people (494 adults, 254 children and 74 babies).

There were 56 requests for Emergency food help. Those parcels reached 164 people (109 adults, 43 children and 12 babies).

ALSO:
* 234 pre-prepared meals were given to 81 households.
* 51 food parcels were sent out to those people recently rehoused in temporary accommodation.
* 15 parcels were given to Syrian Sisters to distribute.
* 11 parcels went to Oxfordshire Asian Women's Voice in Rose Hill.

Thank you for taking part in this BIG voluntary effort. You're awesome.

Welcome to GoodGym Marta!

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Liz Spain signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Squash Fest! - afternoon shift

Sat 16 Oct 12:30 pm
Oxford City Farm, Cornwallis Road, Oxford, OX4 3NU
at Oxford City Farm

Celebrate Autumn Harvest at Oxford City Farm’s Squash fest!

The event is 10.30am – 2.30pm, so we will divide into 2 x 2 hour tasks. Of course, you are welcome to sign up for both! Katie and Alice are your Goodgym leads this afternoon.

Come and meet the animals (hoping for Faldo the mule), enjoy pop corn and hot chocolate around the campfire. Delicious pumpkin themed foody treats will be served from the pop up cafe – soup, cake and much more, as well as honey and chutney for sale.

There will be apple pressing so bring bottles if you would like to take some juice home.

We will be helping serve refreshments and apple pressing.

All activities will take place outside.

Event details here if you’d like to but prefer not to volunteer this time.

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Liz Spain signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Preparing Food parcels 29.9.21

Wed 29 Sep 16:30 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
At Oxford Mutual Aid food bank

We have 2 tasks tonight. This is the early shift at Oxford Mutual Aid, and there will also be a task distributing posters starting at 6:15pm at East Oxford Community Centre. It would be feasible to make it to both if you want a full evening of GoodGyming.

We will be based inside Richard Benson Hall preparing food parcels in the food bank and helping the delivery drivers load them into their cars. We will do some restocking of the shelves too if there's time.

Please wear a mask. Anwen will be at the hall from 4pm, so feel free to turn up any time between 4pm and 4:30pm.

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Liz Spain has earned their community cape by completing their first community mission. Wed 22 Sep 2021

Liz completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Liz was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.

Liz Spain has done their first good deed with GoodGym. Wed 22 Sep 2021

Liz is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.

Liz Spain went on a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Packing in the Good Deeds

Wed 22 Sep
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

6 GoodGymers packed a couple of dozen food parcels at the Oxford Mutual Aid Food Bank on Wednesday afternoon.

Here are some stats about Oxford Mutual Aid:

  1. With your help, OMA have delivered over 11,000 food parcels, and over 20,000 meals since launching in March 2020.

  2. OMA's regular deliveries of food, baby supplies and other essentials support to 286 households, going to 529 adults, 278 children, and 85 babies.

  3. Over the last month Oxford Mutual Aid sent out 285 emergency food parcels, which went to 532 adults, 137 children, and 85 babies, and over 400 Kitchen Collective meals (precooked meals) were prepared, going to 81 households.

  4. A further 50 parcels go to clients of St. Mungo’s and residents in temporary accommodation every week.

  5. Oxford Mutual Aid supply food to several local community groups, charities and larders including Syrian Sisters, South Asian Women’s Voice, St. Mungo’s, the Porch, the Gatehouse, Food for Charities, Botley Larder, AGE UK, Dementia Oxfordshire and Florence Park Community Centre.

  6. In total OMA provides support to over 2,000 people every week, which is over 1% of Oxford’s population.

This is only possible because of YOU and the other amazing volunteers.

Welcome Liz and Sonia - really good to meet you!

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Liz Spain signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Preparing Food parcels 22.9.21

Wed 22 Sep 16:30 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
At Oxford Mutual Aid food bank

We have 2 tasks tonight. This is the early shift at Oxford Mutual Aid, and there will also be a task at Meadow Lane Recreation Ground starting at 6:10pm. It would be feasible to make it to both if you want a full evening of GoodGyming.

We will be based inside Richard Benson Hall preparing food parcels in the food bank and helping the delivery drivers load them into their cars. We will do some restocking of the shelves too if there's time.

Please wear a mask. Anwen will be at the hall from 4pm, so feel free to turn up any time between 4pm and 4:30pm.

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