Borough Food Cooperative

The food cooperative provides members with low cost food to help reduce food bills and tackle food insecurity. It also reuses surplus food to prevent food being thrown away.

228 GoodGymers have supported Borough Food Cooperative with 392 tasks.


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Sam Lefevre
Sam Lefevre (he/him)

Upcoming sessions
Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Friday 24th May 2024 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Wednesday 29th May 2024 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Friday 31st May 2024 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Monday 3rd June 2024 10:30am - 12:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Monday 3rd June 2024 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Wednesday 5th June 2024 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Friday 7th June 2024 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Monday 10th June 2024 10:30am - 12:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Monday 10th June 2024 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Wednesday 12th June 2024 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Friday 14th June 2024 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Monday 17th June 2024 10:30am - 12:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Monday 17th June 2024 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Wednesday 19th June 2024 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Friday 21st June 2024 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Monday 24th June 2024 10:30am - 12:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Monday 24th June 2024 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Wednesday 26th June 2024 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Friday 28th June 2024 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Monday 1st July 2024 10:30am - 12:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Monday 1st July 2024 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Wednesday 3rd July 2024 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Friday 5th July 2024 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Monday 8th July 2024 10:30am - 12:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Monday 8th July 2024 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Wednesday 10th July 2024 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Friday 12th July 2024 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Monday 15th July 2024 10:30am - 12:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Monday 15th July 2024 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Wednesday 17th July 2024 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Friday 19th July 2024 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Monday 22nd July 2024 10:30am - 12:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Monday 22nd July 2024 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Wednesday 24th July 2024 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Friday 26th July 2024 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Monday 29th July 2024 10:30am - 12:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Monday 29th July 2024 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Wednesday 31st July 2024 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Friday 2nd August 2024 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Monday 5th August 2024 10:30am - 12:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Monday 5th August 2024 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Wednesday 7th August 2024 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Friday 9th August 2024 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Monday 12th August 2024 10:30am - 12:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Monday 12th August 2024 12:30pm - 2:30pm


Previous sessions
SouthwarkCommunity mission
Melissa ReichowHiral Patel

Labelled and Ready

Friday 17th May

Written by Hiral Patel

On a lovely Friday afternoon, two enthusiastic goodgym buddies volunteered to lend a hand at the borough food cooperative. We kicked things off by sorting the delivery, cleaning the yellow leaves from leek, arranging the eggs and then happily stacked empty crates for recycling and organized the cardboard boxes. After that, we got to label and pack the delicious beef and onion puffs, and wrapped up with a quick clean-up to leave the place spick and span!

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SouthwarkCommunity mission
Anna WilliamsAlly McDonough

Volunteering on a Monday? That's just how we roll 🥐

Monday 15th April

Written by Anna Williams (She/her)

On a Monday afternoon, two GoodGymers: Ally and Anna joined regular volunteers at Borough Food Co-operative for a session of sorting and stacking. It was Ally's first time at BFC and using GoodGym as a portal to do good. We helped to unload fruit and vegetable deliveries into crates ready for shoppers to collect when they open their doors tomorrow. We then packed up and labelled bags of sausage rolls and pasties. What a friendly and well-run place!

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SouthwarkCommunity mission
Abhishiek MalikPanicos PanayiSahil PanaraEmma

Splitting sides

Wednesday 10th April

Written by Sahil Panara

Emma, Abhishiek, Panicos and I enjoyed our volunteering session today at Borough Food Cooperative. We sorted and stocked a variety of fruits and veg to go on both sides of the room, lots of tomatoes and bananas especially. Some of us also sorted and stocked cereals and breakfast items into big containers. In the second half of the session we packaged and labelled bakery items and stored them away, we also flattened lots and lots of cardboard boxes that required a couple trips to the big recycling bins for a few of us! Great session :)

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SouthwarkCommunity mission
Mikhail Amran

Mushrooms and avocado extravaganza

Monday 8th April

Written by Mikhail Amran

Had a delivery this morning at bfc and boy there were a lot of mushrooms and avocados. They should keep the clients happy and healthy. Was a quiet morning but we got everything ready for the afternoon delivery from the Felix project.

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SouthwarkCommunity mission
MelissaRachel OrrMikhail Amran

What a grape job!

Friday 5th April

Written by Mikhail Amran

You Did a Grape Job!

In an extraordinary display of community spirit and teamwork, our vibrant team of volunteers—Melissa, Rachel, Hannah, Alessandra, Giovanni, Analisa, and Mikhail—embarked on a mission that was nothing short of heroic. Within this dynamic group, we witnessed a special milestone as Rachel from Tower Hamlets completed her very first good deed with GoodGym, diving into the tasks with enthusiasm and a heart full of eagerness to make a difference. Alongside her, Hannah, a familiar face to GoodGym Lambeth returned to the fold. Together, they tackled the heart of the Borough Food Collective, armed with determination and an unmatched zeal for service. From the leafy greens of kale and chard that now gleam like emeralds, thanks to their meticulous cleaning, to the bunches of grapes that were sorted with laughter and precision.

The kitchen surfaces, once weary from use, shone brightly under their care, and loaves of bread were cut with the precision of skilled artisans, ready to bring warmth and sustenance to many. But their journey didn’t end there! The team also took on the vital task of collecting a delivery from the Felix Project, ensuring that the Borough Food Collective was stocked with essential supplies. It was a ballet of coordination and hard work, where every volunteer, whether marking a first good deed or returning as a seasoned contributor, played a crucial role. With each box and bag carefully transported and unloaded, their efforts painted a vivid picture of community, care, and collaboration. As we reflect on the day’s achievements, it’s clear that this incredible team didn’t just do a good job; they did a grape job!

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SouthwarkCommunity mission
Connor SandersManish LimbuSana

Monday morning motivation

Monday 4th March

Written by Sam Lefevre (he/him)

We were met by the volunteer/shift leader at Borough Food Cooperative who kindly instructed us with the tasks throughout the session.

This session, I focused on packaging and labelling food items, keeping record of the fridge temperatures and arranging the items so they look presentable to the shoppers! Seeing the progress of the store from start to finish is always such a satisfying experience.

It was a lovely way to spend a sunny Monday morning, and again, I can't wait to be back!

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