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What ?

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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

 

 
 

Why ?

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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.

Who ?

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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

 

How ?

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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.

Contact us now to get involved

 

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Sheffield Food Collective

  • Hopes to eradicate food waste.

  • Powerful new report from Joseph Rowntree Foundation

  • A new study finds errors and delays in the benefits system forces many claimants to turn to food banks

  • EL POCITO is for sale! Located in the idyllic unspoilt countryside of the Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche, in Andalucia (SW Spain). A forest garden (started in 2009), set in six acres (2.5 hectares) of dramatic hillside, 600 metres above sea-level, with panoramic south-west views clear to the Portuguese border. Hundreds of trees, all with an edible value. Includes also a totally off-grid stone house (with solar power + pure water supply), furnished and ready to move into. Just 15 minutes away (2km/ 1.2 miles) by forestry track is the ancient village of Almonaster la Real, a beautifully preserved and whitewashed local centre (with all the facilities) dating back to the Moors. 120kms (72 miles) away the amazing city of Sevilla. 140kms (84 miles) the beach. 45kms (27 miles) the border with Portugal. Would suit a couple who want to live simply and healthily, surrounded by nothing but nature. Or small community based on yurts/ campervans. Further details on the site: https://elpocito.wordpress.com. Extra photos on Facebook: https://facebook.com/phil.rooksby/.

    where everything we do each and every day is all about being as sustainable as it is possible to be

  • Thanks so much to everyone who attended our #FootballForFood pop-up female focused quiz last night! We collected 28kg of food at the event, which will be going to local food banks via the Sheffield Food Collective - thank you! And thanks to Union Street for hosting the event, Twin Café for providing lovely refreshments and Theo Minards and Amy Ward for being awesome volunteers!

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Are you a promoter? A band? Would you like to volunteer? Would you like to host an event in aid of Sheffield Food Collective?

Give us a shout on hello@sheffieldfoodcollective.co.uk


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