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Fri 16th Feb at 5:00pm
James and Linda arrived at Frenford Food Bank first so did some prep and put away the last of the previous supermarket delivery.
AJ, Tina and Herbert soon arrived and got stuck in to the packing straight away. As the lists and cages have been sorted numerically it became apparent that AJ was working out of sequence, turns out she has always cherry picked the single person parcels as they are the lightest...busted 😂 well to be fair as she said herself she is only little.
We were soon done so moved on to loading up the drivers and sorting out another supermarket delivery.
Finally getting a quiet moment we had a chat with Task Owner Irfan about our complaints - I mean opportunities for improvements- in the ordering processes and packing forms. He seemed to take our suggestions on board well although he did then tell us it was time to go home 😂 At this point Hamad turned up, well we do say timings are loose and anytime you can give is appreciated 😁 a donation of groceries had just come in and we thought putting that away was a good opportunity for someone new to the foodbank to find their way round the shelves so we left him to it. Sorry Hamad, we were pretty shattered by then, we will show you the ropes properly next time.
Fri 26th Jan at 5:00pm
Four of us arrived to find a massive delivery and over 40 parcels to pick and pack. Along with the Frenford Staff volunteers we got the packing done in good time and the deliveries started going out with the drivers. We then got on with restocking shelves and sorting the new delivery for stashing in the store room. Despite the fact that a couple of us needed to sneak off earlier than usual everything got done in good time with a tidy stack of empty crates in the end. Well done us. 😁
Mon 8th Jan at 6:30pm
What better way to start the new year than with perhaps the favourite task - visiting the Baby Bank at the Cornerstone Church.
Well, how about the delight of meeting the wonderful Iggi for his first ever Goodgym session? And there was the added pleasure of welcoming Ben & Fiona for their first GG Redbridge adventure! Do give them all a cheer!
Oh yeah, we had another visitor... sorry Ivo, no top billing this night!
Back to business. As per usual, it was a nice mix of walking & running & cycling that got all 9 of us down to the church, where Adam was waiting with a box & several bags of clothing to be sorted, plus the offer of tea & coffee. Whether it was down to people getting their eye in, or just a bit of a poor batch, but unfortunately there was more than the average amount of clothing not meeting the standards. But fear not, nothing goes to waste, even discarded items will find a home, such as being recycled.
All sorted and tidied up, it was time for everyone to make their way back / home / other places, job well done.
P.S..... did you know that Linda did her 500th task the other day?? She kindly brought cookies to celebrate!
Fri 5th Jan at 5:00pm
There were four good gymers at the session Linda was the session leader ( and is preparing to take on the role of food bank coordinator ) with James , Herman and myself. With the help of other volunteers, we packed about 40 orders for the drivers to collect and deliver as well as restocking the shelves with donations and store bought crates of everyday items. Today was special in that Linda has completed 500 missions !! , well done Linda who is a great inspiration to other good gymers and a fantastic example of what can be achieved on a personal level. The session was completed in a couple of hours with just the orders left to be picked up by the drivers during the evening.
Mon 8th Jan at 6:30pm
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