Sonia completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Sonia was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
Sonia 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.
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:
With your help, OMA have delivered over 11,000 food parcels, and over 20,000 meals since launching in March 2020.
OMA's regular deliveries of food, baby supplies and other essentials support to 286 households, going to 529 adults, 278 children, and 85 babies.
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.
A further 50 parcels go to clients of St. Mungo’s and residents in temporary accommodation every week.
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.
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.
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.