Keeping Sheffield Fed in Times of NeedPosted by: Claudia Downs
Food Works are responding to the pandemic by providing as many people in Sheffield as possible with affordable access to groceries and cooked meals.
Who are Food Works?
Food Works are a social enterprise, collecting food destined for landfill and making it available to the people of Sheffield. Last year, they saved 284 tonnes of edible food from being wasted, the equivalent of a million meals - saving the same carbon footprint as a forest of 44,000 trees. They work with hundreds of volunteers to collect, sort, weigh, prepare, and cook food. The volunteers are continuing to serve the people of Sheffield in the Sharehouse Market, and through the cooked meals service.
Sharehouse Market - access to groceries
Anyone can visit the Sharehouse Market on Woodbourn Road between 10am - 3pm, 7 days a week, to pick up a box of groceries. The service is open to anyone and you do not need to register. Food Works asks for a £1 service charge per box plus a pay-as-you-feel donation.
Cooked Meals Service
Food Works are cooking hundreds of nutritious meals that can be collected from their warehouse on Woodbourn Road. More information on the cooked meals service is available here.
Repurposing Surplus Food from Business
Food Works already works with retailers, manufacturers, restaurants and cafes across Sheffield and beyond to make good use of food which would otherwise be thrown away. As cafes, restaurants and pubs close, they want to get this message out so that no food gets wasted! More information can be found here.
They need your help!
At Food Works, they want to make sure they can continue to feed the people of Sheffield at these times. You can support Food Works by donating to their fundraiser.
Food Works is Sheffield’s leading force in the fight against food waste.
They put people and planet first, and run as a not-for-profit social enterprise working with volunteers from all walks of life.