Samantha is a GoodGym January 2021 Challenge Hero
Fresh from their award win Cherwell Larder called us in for the 2nd time this week to help sort out food deliveries and to carry out some organisational tasks.
First up: Trolley dash to unload the van full of tuna, soup, tinned tomatoes and other goodies from Oxford Food Hub. Throwing around sacks of potatoes proved an efficient workout - who needs kettlebells?!
Then we scooted across the site to the barn to collect more tinned and canned goods to put out for marketplace collections tomorrow.
Next; time to clear away Christmas. Burrowing behind the curtains in Exeter Hall we unearthed Christmas trees, baubles and tinsel, loaded the trolleys and rattled our way over to the barn again, where they'll live until December rolls around again. (Too depressing to take bets on whether we'll still be in lockdown by then.)
And finally... we cleared several trolley loads of craft equipment, cooking equipment, crockery and glassware from the storage area in Exeter Hall over to it's permanent home in the barn.
We definitely got a good workout from all the lifting and trolley pushing this morning, and it seemed like the 4 of us made a good dent in the work which needed doing at Cherwell Larder.
48 parcels packed and delivered tonight; 42 for regular recipients and 6 emergency parcels. That's an all time high for us on a Wednesday evening, but you all took it in your stride and rose to the challenge.
On Random Act of Kindness Day you have made the world a better place for 62 adults plus their children and babies.
Packing parcels, restocking the shelves, unpacking deliveries and donations, dog walks...it was all going on tonight. Thanks for being the best and most helpful team in town!
Samantha has just done something they've never done before. Samantha has just run a mission; they've changed their running route and run to help someone who really needed their help.