Zoe

Oxford

65Good deeds

65runs

199cheers

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Food parcel preparation, clean and restock 11.12

Sat 11 Dec 15:00 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
At Oxford Mutual Aid food bank

The last few weeks Oxford Mutual Aid have been very short-staffed on Saturday shifts, so we have spent much of our time packing food parcels to be sent out that afternoon. We will give training on this if you haven't done it before. Obviously, providing the food is the highest priority, but we always try and make sure we do some cleaning and sorting out too.

Please wear a mask.

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Storming through the task list

Sat 27 Nov
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

Saturday afternoon at the Oxford Mutual Aid food bank:

We didn't have as many food parcels as usual to prepare this week. After finishing up the 2nd load for the van and the handful of Emergency Parcels we moved on to a range of jobs to get the hall ship shape.

Katie and Lucy portioned up hundreds of nappies, Sarah flattened endless cardboard boxes and organised the toiletries, Jo sorted fruit & veg, got the fridges in order, and took the soft plastic over to CoOp for recycling. Meanwhile Zoe, and then Katie too (suffering from nappy fatigue - it's a thing), restocked the food shelves and I sorted through the bread and then took out the crates of food waste.

We left the food bank in good order, ready for a busy Sunday morning.

Welcome to GoodGym Lucy!

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6 is the perfect number

Sat 20 Nov
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

We had a small head start on our Saturday afternoon shift this week thanks to finishing at the vaccine centre a bit early. I got in an hour ahead of the usual time, which gave me a chance to work with the previous shift on ways to make it quicker to prep the food parcels for the 2nd delivery route of the day, and also got a handful prepared by the time I'd normally be arriving. Not something I can do every week, but helpful today.

When the GoodGym team arrived at 3pm we were able to take over smoothly and get remaining food packages packed in good time. For the first time in a few weeks Chris the van driver didn't have to wait while we finished getting all his parcels ready. WIN!

There's lots to take in quickly when working at the food bank for the first time, and plenty to catch up on if it's been a few weeks between shifts, so well done Ben and Venetia for getting up to speed quickly!

Van loading, we turned to restocking, tidying, and cleaning, before using the vacated space for the 9 Emergency food requests.

Final task of the day? Binning the mouldy, slimy food waste. It's all glamour on a GoodGym task!

Congratulations on your 50th Good Deed Jo! Look forward to seeing you rocking the black Tshirt soon.

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Zoe has done a 12 month mission streak. Sat 13 Nov 2021

Wow, Zoe has completed a 12 month mission streak. That means they've cleared gardens, moved furniture and changed light bulbs in spring, summer, autumn and even winter. Show your support and give them a massive cheer!

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World Kindness Day

Sat 13 Nov
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

Is there anything kinder to do on World Kindness Day than helping to ensure people can feed themselves and their families?

We upped the numbers for this task this week as it's always very busy at the food bank on Saturday. 6 GoodGymers certainly made everything a lot calmer. We finished packing food parcels for the 2nd delivery route, and with extra hands on deck we were able to tackle more of the other tasks too. Thomas (fresh from a volunteer stint with Wild Oxford) conjured order from the massive fruit and veg delivery in the kitchen, Zoe organised the fridges, Bethan and Holly sorted and put away a literal bread mountain, and Rachael dashed around doing all other the necessary hall maintenance jobs.

We left the food bank looking stocked and organised. Great work team!

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Food parcel preparation, clean and restock 27.11

Sat 27 Nov 15:00 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
At Oxford Mutual Aid food bank

The last few weeks Oxford Mutual Aid have been very short-staffed on Saturday shifts, so we have spent much of our time packing food parcels to be sent out that afternoon. We will give training on this if you haven't done it before. Obviously, providing the food is the highest priority, but we always try and make sure we do some cleaning and sorting out too.

Please wear a mask.

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Zoe signed up to a community mission
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Food parcel packing, clean and restock 20.11

Sat 20 Nov 15:00 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
At Oxford Mutual Aid food bank

The last few weeks Oxford Mutual Aid have been very short-staffed on Saturday shifts, so we have spent much of our time packing food parcels to be sent out that afternoon. We will give training on this if you haven't done it before. Obviously, providing the food is the highest priority, but we always try and make sure we do some cleaning and sorting out too.

Please wear a mask.

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Zoe signed up to a community mission
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Food parcel packing, clean and restock 13.11

Sat 13 Nov 15:00 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
At Oxford Mutual Aid food bank

The last few weeks Oxford Mutual Aid have been very short-staffed on Saturday shifts, so we have spent much of our time packing food parcels to be sent out at 4pm. We will give training on this if you haven't done it before. Obviously, providing the food is the highest priority, but we always try and make sure we do some cleaning and sorting out too.

Please wear a mask.

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You’d have been hard pressed not to have had a good time!

Sat 16 Oct
Report written by Katie Fellows

Following on from the wonderful work of our morning GG team- 6 Good Gymers helped at Oxford City Farm's Squash Fest. Whilst Katie, Zoe, Liz and Jessy helped with the apple pressing, Kieran and Matt helped in the bustling kitchen. It was fantastic to see hundreds of people at the farm enjoying a sunny Saturday and all the activities that had been laid on! By the end of our shift we'd cut, ground and pressed hundreds of apples into bottles of apple juice and the boys had run out of food in the kitchen!

The home made juice was apple-solutely wonderful! 

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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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