Thank you to our growing partners

We’d like to say an absolutely MASSIVE thank you to everyone who has supported the Food Works 2021 Grow a Row scheme. We were able to repurpose over 2.5 TONNES of surplus fruit and vegetables – enough to make 5108 meals! We had the amazing collective support of 4 fantastic local allotments who set up weekly collections and all together donated 786 kilos of food – enough to make 1572 meals!! Heeley and Meersbrook Allotments Read more…

Reasons to be cheerful in a climate crisis

On Sunday the 26th November, COP26, the UN climate change conference started in Glasgow. Most of us accept by now that we are collectively running out of time.  What our governments are willing to put on the table is nowhere near good enough.  So, what do we have to be cheerful about in desperate times like these? The truth is, we are going to have to take matters into our own hands if we want Read more…

Christmas lunch bookings now open

Bookings are now closed – thanks for all your interest! Booking requests are now open for 3 course Christmas lunches during December at Food Works Sharrow and Food Works Upperthorpe We’re excited to offer a limited pre-booked Christmas lunch service during December (1st to the 23rd, Monday to Fridays). All Christmas lunches will include 3 courses and cater to pre-notified dietary requirements. Lunch reservations are £5 per person and we will ask for a variable Read more…

Look out for eco-friendly meals soon

We’re delighted to let you know that we are moving away from single use plastics. Every meal will soon be delivered in a fully biodegradable container! We’ve chosen these containers because they: Align with our values as an environmental and sustainability focused organisation Are leak proof, freezable, microwave and oven proof up to 150 deg / Gas mark 2 Break down in landfill and can be composted at home or in food waste collections Are Read more…

How Grow a Row started at Woodseats Allotments

As part of National Allotment Week we spoke to Rosie from Woodseats Allotments in Sheffield to find out how their ‘Grow-a-Row’ scheme started and evolved during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read on to find out more… Woodseats Allotments acquired a Community Allotment Plot and it served as a space for Allotment Members to come and share a cuppa. A group started working on it to become a place to use for Open Days and; workshops. Also Read more…

Why local growers donate produce to Food Works

Benefits of local growers donating produce So what’s all the fuss about? Why are allotments so important to Food Works, and Food Works so important to allotments? Food Works is an outlet for the surplus food grown by allotmenteers As growers we often find ourselves with a glut of veg such as beans, tomatoes or courgettes. If there is still some left over after filling the freezer and sharing with friends and neighbours, donating to Read more…

Five reasons why allotments are fantastic

It’s National Allotment Week and we wanted to take the opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to all the allotmenteers and growers who are already involved in our Grow a Row and Repurpose Your Surplus schemes. This year the theme for National Allotment Week is Plotting for the Future and this is exactly what our local growers and allotmenteers are doing by helping us to source more of our produce locally. Together we are Read more…

Children eat free this summer with Food Works

Food Works are offering free meals to children during the summer holidays from Monday 26th July until Friday 27th August. Pick up a meal for a child at Food Works Handsworth, Food Works Sharrow or one of our partner hubs. You can collect a free meal per child, per day. Alternatively, collect up to 5 in one day, per child if you are collecting for the week. Each child needs to be accompanied by a Read more…

Free meals for children this half term from Food Works Sheffield

Free ‘not at school’ meals this half term from Food Works Sheffield From Monday 31st May until Friday 4th June, Food Works are offering free ‘not at school’ meals to children during the half term break. Simply come to Food Works Handsworth, Food Works Sharrow or one of our partner hubs to collect a free meal per child, per day. You can collect up to 5 in one day, per child if you are collecting Read more…

Food for the people, by the people

On Thursday the 5th of December, we ran the first Sheffield food forum, together with Sheffield Hallam University. It was a pilot for what we hope can be the core of a truly inclusive movement for change. We’ve always felt strongly about including everyone in our campaign. Food, the environment and fairness are topics that are in everyone’s interest, and everyone’s responsibility. And if we create solutions ourselves, it also means we do not depend Read more…