Serve The City Geneva

October Newsletter

( October 11, 2020 )

Due to Covid 19 we have many people in need and helpers are dwindling do see if you can find a way to make a difference and Serve others. Many thanks to all those who have served thanklessly. Its a long list, but look it over carefully.

ABOUDABY CLOTHING SORTING

Aboudaby, the Carrefour Rue Charitycentre for redistributed clothing, is calling for a sorting team. We will continue to swap out summer clothes and move in winter ones. The location is 154 route de Malagnou, 1224 Chêne-Bougeries. on Saturday 17 Oct. 9h-13h, Lunch provided.

SALVATION ARMY BROCANTE (FOR FRENCH SPEAKERS)

Nous avons reçu une demande de l’Armée du Salut, pour les soutenir sur leur stand Brocante durant les prochaines Automnales à Palexpo.

Dates : 12-22 NOVEMBRE 2020

Lieu : Palexpo

Horaire : 10h -15h et/ou 15h – 20h

Tâches :

–Aide à la mise en place et au réapprovisionnement du stand de la Brocante de l’Armée du Salut

–Vente des objets de seconde main

–Contact avec les clients

Fréquence : selon les disponibilités des bénévoles

Collation offerte à chaque bénévole (sandwichs, boissons, café)

Si cette activité vous intéresse, n’hésitez pas à nous informer, en précisant pour quel horaire vous souhaitez être présent. Ensuite Register & Signup http://ServeTheCityGeneva.ch avec comments.

BIO PARC BELLEVUE

We thank all the volunteers who have done a great job for the park this year. Do stop by, and enjoy the work the Parc is doing for animal preservation, ecological projects and education. Look for future projects..do google the Parc.

SAMEDI DU PARTAGE

We are back to Samedi du Partage (on Fridays too), 27 & 28 November. A bi-annual food collection program at local supermarkets. STC is going to try to staff 5 stores with this wonderful program of collection of food for the needy of Geneva. During this Covid time. we will be asked to wear masks, gloves, wash up and stay safe during our shift. We will need to be reminded of physical distancing and remain risk free. It will be helpful to sign up early to ensure we have enough help to oversee this bi-annual project. See the website for a list of stores.

PARTAGE FOOD PACKAGES

The city of Geneva has allocated funds to help support those who have been hit the worst from the Covid pandemic.

Serve the City has offered to help in this fantastic project to help those suffering by providing a food package to over 5,000 families each week thru Christmas. We have committed to offer STC help each Thursday and Friday mornings 9 to 12.

We hope you are able to slot out a few hours to help us on this project.. Do signup now..

MEALS FOR THE HOMELESS

We are now looking for more volunteers to help prepare meals for the homeless. Our aim is to create 300 nutritious takeaway meals per day, which will be dispatched to different homeless shelters across the city. Overseeing the food preparation will be Walter El Nager, a renown international chef who will work alongside our volunteers in leading this project.. This project will last 3 months starting Tuesday 20th October.

We have very recently secured a large kitchen at the Ferme du Bude in Petit-Saconnex. The Ferme du Bude is a well known organic farm which will also be supplying us with key ingredients for our meals. The kitchen is Covid compliant, very large and well ventilated.

We have 2 needs on this project:

1) KItchen Assistants for Meal Prep:

Four people to help each day in the kitchen working alongside the chef, The main roles will be meal prep, cutting and washing of produce. Also preparing the take-aways and cleanup. The hours of work will be 0900-1400 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

2) Drivers

We are looking for drivers who can use their own vehicles to transport meals from our kitchen in Grand Saconnex to the different homeless shelters in Geneva. The hours of work are from 0900-1030 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Starting Tuesday October 20.

With the weather turning colder and the devastating impact of Covid 19 the number of homeless people is increasing dramatically in the city. We hope that you may be able to help with any role and for any duration.

If this is of interest please kindly sign up on our website.

For any questions feel free to use the comments section during your sign up on http://ServeTheCityGeneva.ch

JARDIN DE MONTBRILLANT SOUP KITCHEN

Thank you to all the regular volunteers who have been supporting the local Carrefour-Rue Charity Soup Kitchen.

STC supports the soup Kitchen with volunteers to help with simple chores to distribute food packets each midday, from Monday to Friday.

Carrefour Rue has asked STC for 5 volunteers each day. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough volunteers every day. Would you be able to join the STC team at JdM soup kitchen? Look for the signup option on our website.

Whats Happening with Serve The City

( September 4, 2020 )

*****For the past several years STC has been ask to participate in THE MEAL , introducing the community to local producers and environmental issues. STC needs about 30 volunteers to serve about 1,500 visitors lunch. (along with need of setup and clean up.) Previously held at Plainpalais, but this year at Parc des Bastions Plaine de Plainpalais (corrected on 7.9.2020) on a Saturday afternoon.. which hopefully will find many of you free to participate.. a few details follow ..Do signup on our website..and more upon signing up.

From: “Inform-e.net” <contact@inform-e.net>
Date: June 20, 2020 at 10:30:04 GMT+2
To: Comite <comite@the-meal.net>

Subject: THE MEAL 2020 vous souhaite la bienvenue – Inscriptions – Réservations – Projets soutenus

Chères amies, chers amis de THE MEAL – GE 2020 pour le soutien des paysans d’ici et d’ailleurs.
Cette année, en partenariat avec Alternatiba Léman et Jai Jagat.

C’est avec plaisir que nous vous annonçons l’ouverture des inscriptions à notre événement annuel !
Le bonheur de nous retrouver après avoir vécu un moment si particulier nous a permis d’être plus attentifs encore à la nécessité de soutenir plus que jamais les producteurs locaux.
Fêtons dignement cette prise de conscience renouvelée dans un esprit convivial et de partage.

En fichier joint, vous trouverez les informations qui concernent vos inscriptions ainsi que le projet international que nous soutenons avec vous cette année.

Amicalement,
Bien à vous,
Pour le Comité Un repas pour notre Avenir,
Michel Baumann
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Dear friends, dear friends of THE MEAL – GE 2020 for the support of farmers here and elsewhere.
This year, in partnership with Alternatiba Léman and Jai Jagat.

It is with pleasure that we announce the opening of registrations for our annual event!
The happiness of being back together after having lived such a special moment has enabled us to be even more attentive to the need to support local producers more than ever.
Let us celebrate with dignity this renewed awareness in a spirit of conviviality and sharing.

In the attached file, you will find the information concerning your registrations as well as the international project that we are supporting with you this year.

Needs:
Event Date: 26 September 15, 2020
Volunteers needed:
10 for setup – 07:00 – 11:00
30 for serving meals – 11:00 – 15:00
10 for Clearing up – 15:30 – 17:00:
DO SIGNUP ON WEBSITE

***** Partage Food Bags a new change next week.
Since next Thursday and Friday are holidays, Palexpo will be open for preparing food bags for the economically challenged of Geneva on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 thru 10 Sept. Then back to our normal preparation days of Thursday and Friday Mornings thru the end of the Month.
It has been decided that the program will funded thru the end of the year but the location may change in Oct. and will keep you informed of any changes.

***** Take Away meal program.. Still have some openings for drives to move the meals from the kitchen in the old town to 4 distribution centres.

***** We hope to have some projects at the BIO-Park in Bellevue.

***** We are awaiting a date to sort clothes donated to Carrefour Rue, at the Aboudaby location.

Do keep in touch with http://ServeTheCityGeneva.ch for signups and our Facebook account.
If things change for you. please Sign-out of event.

More STC News (30.8.2020)

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Dear Serve The City signups, We are urgently looking for volunteers to help prepare meals for the homeless in Geneva. In recent months we have seen a sharp increase in people taking to the streets as a result of Covid 19. We are therefore looking for volunteers to help on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in September to assist in preparing meals for the homeless. We have a very skilled chef who will guide you in the role. Experience is not required and you will mainly be chopping and prepping some wonderful take-away meals. The kitchen is located in Geneva Old town at Hotel Bel Esperance and the hours of work are roughly 0930 to 1400. We also are looking for drivers on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in September, who can use their own cars to deliver food to four different locations in central Geneva. We would need you to be at the kitchen at 0930 to load the food into your car. It should take no more than 1 hour to drop off the meals. If you think you could help with either role please do signup on the website. We are still looking for a shopping helper at the La Maison de Tara in Chêne-Bougeries. This convalescent home who would greatly appreciate help with weekly shopping. The project involves just assisting in transporting the purchased goods from store to kitchen. Once again do signup on our STC website. Kind Regards, The Serve The City Team ..ps Thursday & Friday mornings with Partage we are still filling Food distribution bags.