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.

165 GoodGymers have supported Borough Food Cooperative with 317 tasks.

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Upcoming sessions
Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Monday 11th December 2023 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Wednesday 13th December 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative - delivery shift

Friday 15th December 2023 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Monday 18th December 2023 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Wednesday 20th December 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

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

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

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

Previous sessions
SouthwarkCommunity mission

Parking and Packing @ the BFC

Monday 4th December

Written by AJ

In spite of an overly officious Traffic Warden who attempted to issue a Scrooge-like parking ticket to the Felix delivery van, all the food items were safely delivered and stocked by AJ, Louisa and newcomer Elyse, who was on her very first GG Mission. 👏🏻 There was an abundance of hearty fresh winter veg and pasties for the freezer. The mission ran smoothly and ended with a cuppa and a chat.

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SouthwarkCommunity mission
Melissa ReichowSam Lefevre

Labelled and stocked

Friday 1st December

Written by Sam Lefevre (he/him)

With Sam having half a day off from work and Melissa taking her lunch break to help out at BFC, they managed to do a lot as they waited for the delivery from the Felix Project to arrive. With Clive giving the orders, they labelled and stocked up the shelves, fridges and freezers.

By the time it came to 14:00, Melissa had to leave to go back home and work, but only 5-10 minutes later did the delivery arrive. Sam helped Clive take in the crates of food and managed to unpack the onions and butternut squash before having to leave himself.

It was lovely to met New Yorker, Melissa, who came for her first good deed with GoodGym and hopes to join more in the future!

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SouthwarkCommunity mission
DavidCarmen Walker

Stocking up in Borough

Wednesday 29th November

Written by David

Both of us were at the food coop for the first time. Working with other volunteers we unloaded a full van of pies, fresh fruit, veg and boxes and boxes of crisps. We got the new stock on the shelves, rearranged old stock and prepared the shop for tomorrow.

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SouthwarkCommunity mission
MirandaKatherine RybinskiJade KostrominJo Bowen

An eggcellent effort

Wednesday 22nd November

Written by Jo Bowen

Jo arrived to find Jade and Katherine, both of whom were attending their first GG sessions, in full swing (slice) cutting and wrapping cheddar.

Together we unloaded, stacked and sorted a colourful array of veg, made a cardboard sandwich, and finally utilised our eggcellent geometry skills to cute egg trays into smaller sections that clients could use to take produce away.

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LillianLindy MacfarlaneNathan WoodJenny Vong

Oranges and lemons, say the bells of...

Monday 20th November

Written by Nathan Wood

... Forget St Clement's because St George the Martyr is where it's at, and it's where we were at earlier today.

Lindy and I rocked up, freshly caffeinated, to the scene. Lillian and Jenny were already on site, unloading a delivery truck that had come in. With all of us there we made quick work of crate after crate of persimmons, clementines, pumpkins - you name it!

Inside the BFC location we all worked to replenish shelves, and eventually split up to clear some wooden boxes that had to be broken down for recycling. Jenny, Lindy and I took on that job whilst Lillian was hard at work replenishing shelves. We need to take a moment to thank the BFC volunteers for kindly providing us with some coffee whilst we worked - the juice of gods - the giver of strength! Topped up on hot drinks, we finished our tasks and called it a day - job done!

Kudos to both Jenny and Lillian for attending their first GG task! See you again soon!

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SouthwarkCommunity mission
Angelita JonesMairaLouisaKareem

Sorting & Stocking @ Borough Food Cooperative

Friday 17th November

Written by Kareem

A sunny afternoon well spent helping the team at Borough Food by sorting, cleaning, stocking the food!

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