Welcome to Sheffield Food Collective. We are a group of concerned individuals who are working to make a difference for families and individuals who are suffering from food poverty in this current economic climate.
We aim to help address this issue by making fundraising as accessible and fun as possible. Our events are enjoyable and often family friendly
The combined impact of welfare upheaval, cuts to public spending, low wages, underemployment, unemployment and the high cost of living are putting unbearable pressure on many households, forcing them to seek emergency help to put food on the table. Shocked by this we decided that we had to help ensure that all of us in Sheffield get enough to eat.
We are doing this by collecting food at events we organise then distributing donations to local foodbanks and similar organisations. We are also encouraging other people to run their own events in conjunction with Sheffield Food Collective.
Over 50,000 households in Sheffield are living in poverty, which equates to one in every five. On top of that, the number of food banks has grown from just three in 2010 to a whopping eleven, plus a number of other food share schemes and food poverty solutions which don’t classify themselves as ‘food banks’.
In terms of income and employment Sheffield is considered to be more deprived than Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Newham - some of the most deprived wards in London. Britain is the seventh richest country in the world – it is unacceptable that we have such high rates of poverty
We are an inclusive organisation who actively encourage others to participate in and/or host events in conjunction with Sheffield Food Collective. These can be big music shows to film nights to house concerts to knitting circles.
· You might like to organise a food collection at your child’s school or your workplace, or you might just want to support us by attending events.
· We are also interested in hearing from established promoters who might be interested in putting on a Fundraisers as well.