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Sat 17th Feb at 9:00am
Once we got past the Task Owners little glitch in printing off the forms todays Food Bank session got off to a good start.
A huge welcome to Sam for completing her first session with us and what a great job she did too, hope to see you again soon.
Our quiet start was soon livened up by a group of 14 from a different volunteer group who wanted to help pick and pack as well as provide additional little snack packs to give to the children. With space always at a premium the term organised chaos comes to mind.
Once the visitors had done their bit normal service resumed with us helping the drivers and restocking. This is where we found a handful of out of date cereal boxes which were given out to willing recipients and an exploded liquid detergent bottle which took a bit of cleaning up.
As always we were pretty pleased with a job well done.
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.
Thu 15th Feb at 2:23pm
AJ and Linda made it in to Frenford Food Bank by bus and arrived in cheerful mood despite the delays and smelly passengers.
There was an Asda delivery to unpack so Linda set about sorting the crates into one type of product and AJ ensured the contents made it onto the shelf in an organised and tidy manner. As often happens just as we were finishing that one another supermarket delivery came in so we made a start on that too.
There was a little break time for tea and buns but we kept getting distracted leading AJ to break into her Dido impression (🎼🎵My tea’s gone cold, I’m wondering why🎸🥁) after which we put together a package for someone in need to collect.
Then we took the crates of surplus stock out to the storage area where they were equally organised and tidy manner. After this it was time for AJ to leave, sterling job AJ 🎼🎵And Iyeeeee want to thank you 🎵🥁🎸….see what I did there? 😂