Move To The Shipping Container

Well! What a busy couple of months at Bubble & Squeak HQ it has been with our move to our shipping container space at Old Oak Primary School.  

It has been brilliant to get settled in and have proper storage to run our Monday surplus food stall from.  As always the children still set up the stall and sell the surplus produce from their pop up food stalls.  

The container was funded out of our successful crowdfunding campaign we held last year and we were lucky enough to be put in touch with a local resident who had a second-hand container we could take for free! Fitting in perfectly with our environmental ethos it was great to put back into use the unit. 

Bill the site manager of the school was fundamental in managing the project.  Organising the removal from Acton to Old Oak Primary School, working out if it would fit into a very narrow space (with quite literally inches to spare), organising contractors to install the gates and hooking us up to the electrics.  THANK YOU BILL! 

For our banner to go on the shipping container, we worked with local artist and Old Oak friend Jo to run a series of workshops with children in Old Oak Primary.  Each child designed their own Bubble & Squeak hand, with their usual flare for creative phrasing.  

So far the move from the playground to the side of the school has gone well and we have noticed more parents coming round as the weeks go on.  We look forward to developing the space further and have some exciting news coming soon for a new partnership opportunity coming to Old Oak, making further good use of your crowdfunding pledges.  

 The container from the side squeezed into its new home at Old Oak Primary School! 

The container from the side squeezed into its new home at Old Oak Primary School! 

 The stall with lots of surplus fruit and vegetables for parents next to the shipping container 

The stall with lots of surplus fruit and vegetables for parents next to the shipping container 

 Bubble & Squeak volunteer distributing surplus bread (collected by local parent from a bakery) 

Bubble & Squeak volunteer distributing surplus bread (collected by local parent from a bakery) 

 Inside the shipping container 

Inside the shipping container 

 Checking out the produce before the stall on a Monday afternoon 

Checking out the produce before the stall on a Monday afternoon 

The finished banner before going up on the side of the shipping container