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Veg packers

Wednesdays 10.30am and 2pm

Every week we sort the deliveries of fresh produce from our farmers at our base at Wolves Lane Centre. We work as a small team to sort & weigh the deliveries of fresh produce from our farmers and pack into our customer’s individual bags ready to be delivered to our collection points around Haringey.

This role is suitable for volunteers with a wide range of physical abilities – lifting & carrying sacks of potatoes an advantage but not essential and for those with additional learning needs. We require attention to detail and accuracy with weighing produce and ensuring all produce is packed in the bags as required. We work outdoors but under cover and you’ll be on your feet so dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. 

We are a team of about 10 people each week. We’re friendly, supportive, have a good chat and enjoy the company with music & refreshments.  

It’s a great way of learning about different varieties of vegetables, what's in season throughout the year and sharing recipes with each other. At the end of the pack we share any surplus veg amongst the volunteers.

We grow some of the crops for the veg bags here at Wolves Lane so there may be opportunities to work in the glasshouses in the future.

Want to find out more? Conact us - veg@cropdrop.co.uk or call 07432588734

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Meal Project Cooking Assistants and Meal Prep & packing

Wednesdays 9am - 1.30pm

Assist our chef, Sharon in the preparation of simple and nutritious plant based meals, from fresh produce grown on site or donated surplus food. Each Wednesday the team produce 100+ healthy ready meals that are donated to local food banks and food parcel schemes.

Cooking assistants:

The role includes: preparation and cooking of ingredients, overseeing packing as well as clearing and washing up.

We are looking for someone with cooking experience ideally with a level 2 food hygiene qualification or with cooking experience and willing to undertake level 2 food hygiene on line training. A love of food and cooking and enthusiasm to be creative with seasonal ingredients and the ability to work with others as part of a small team.

It’s a great way to get a feeling for what’s in season and liaise with the growers on site. It will support any moves you might want to make into employment in the catering industry. And yes get to enjoy a nutritious take away lunch freshly prepped and cooked!

Meal prep and packing assistants

Work within a small team to produce the meals - lots of chopping, cooking, portioning and packaging cooked meals ready for collection.  Clearing, cleaning and washing up afterwards too. You will help with additional food prep guided by the chef and assistant cook, but not in the kitchen.

You will need to be good at working with others, a clear communicator and happy to follow instructions and guidance working carefully and with attention to detail.

You can improve your knife and prep skills and ideas on how to cook healthy meals from scratch.

Want to find out more? Contact Sharon - sharon@wolveslane.org

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