Tag Archives: food

Local charity to distribute healthy meal packs

Sheffield charity Element Society has completed a successful crowdfunding to teach cost-of-living kitchen skills and provide ingredients for 1800 meal parcels. The project, started during lockdown, was originally funded to give young people the kitchen skills to cook from scratch, so they were able to help support their families with healthier food options. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Element Society project advisor Shaun Davies.

Sheffield charity delivers food to the vulnerable

Sheffield Foodhall Project is delivering dozens of hot and cold food parcels to vulnerable people in self isolation due to the coronavirus crisis. The charity says there is increasing demand for food deliveries and other support. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Foodhall Project director Louis Pohl.

Waste food project finds appetite for more

The Real Junk Food Project Sheffield is planning to expand following the success of its pay-as-you feel food recycling store, cafes and schools programme. The Burngreave-based social enterprise has launched a crowdfunding drive under the banner ‘Food Works Not Food Waste’. It is seeking to raise funds for a warehouse to preserve, store and cook food as well as expanding its educational activities. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to founder and director Jo Herceberg and project volunteer Boo Spurgeon.

Churches offer food bank help for Universal Credit claimants

Two Sheffield churches have come together to offer food bank support to those who may fall short during the switch over to the Universal Credit system. Universal Credit is currently being rolled out to benefit claimants across Sheffield. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Sam Evans, director of social action with Forge Youth and Chris Hardy, manager of Sheffield 6 Food Bank.

Hotel offers food for the homeless

A team of chefs from Sheffield’s four-star Copthorne Hotel have been preparing hot meals for a local charity which supports homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded adults. Chefs from the 1855 Restaurant provided lunches for St Wilfrid’s Centre, Queen’s Road while the charity’s own chef was on holiday. Menus included steak, ale pie and plaice goujons with chips and mushy peas. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield Carnival returns for August bank holiday

Sheffield Carnival is set to return for the first time since the 1980s with a colourful parade which will take place at the Norfolk Heritage Park. The carnival, with costumes, music, food and cultural activities will run alongside Sheffield Fayre as a free, family friendly event. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed joined the preparations at Weston Park Museum.

Children’s Food Trust charity set to close

The Sheffield-based Children’s Food Trust charity, which promotes healthy eating for children, is set to close by the end of September after failing to secure new funding. The organisation, launched ten years ago, employs 47 people including 31 from Sheffield, all expected to lose their jobs. The charity created the Let’s Get Cooking network and has supported schools in England to get ready for universal free school meals. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Cat cafe to open on Cemetery Road

Cat lovers will soon be able to walk into a coffee shop and enjoy a cuppa in the company of their furry friends. Tabby Teas cat cafe is set to open on Cemetery Road, Sharrow and aims to give a home to cats from animal rescue charities such as the Mill House Animal Sanctuary. The cat cafe concept originates from China and Japan where it has been popular with cat lovers who live in properties where animals are not allowed. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Hundreds enjoy the sun at Sharrow festival

Sharrow Festival brought people together for another day of celebration with music, games, street art, food, campaign stalls and more. The popular community festival has been running for nearly 20 years and is known for its diversity of cultures and participation. Abdul Basith reports for Sheffield Live!