Another extremely busy month for our team as we head towards the colder weather. 

Please see below just a small selection of the projects we worked with during September.


Pioneer Social Enterprise Ltd


Huge pleasure to support Pioneer Social Enterprise Ltd with food supplies each week.

This is huge thanks to a VCFS Humanitarian Grant we received earlier this year by FA (in collaboration with Manna Community CIC Pioneer Social

Enterprise Ltd BME United Doncaster) to provide food each week to support ongoing needs across a number of Doncaster communities.

Thanks to Doncaster Leisure Doncaster Council Voluntary Action Doncaster & South Yorkshire Housing Association for helping us to support those in need via this grant.

Also to the Well Doncaster & Public Health teams for ongoing support.




A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd


AF Blakemore and Son Ltd supporting FoodAWARE CICHuge thanks to A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd Spar in Tickhill in Doncaster for this donation of tinned Tuna Chunks to support our South Yorkshire projects

Here is our Volunteer Coordinator Clae Hodgson who kindly collected the donation and brought it to our warehouse.

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is one of the largest and most forward-thinking family-owned businesses in the UK.

The company began life in 1917 as a counter-service grocery store and has grown from these humble beginnings into a company that now employs more than 7,000 people and has a turnover of more than £1 billion.

You can learn more about A.F. Blackmore by visiting their website by clicking here.


New York Bakery Co. Bagels


Huge thanks to New York Bakery Co. Bagels in Swinton for another fab donation of surplus bagels currently being redistributed to our #SouthYorkshire community projects!

A week before the best before date but perfectly edible for many days after! And also plenty of this will be frozen to prolong the life much further!

Big thanks to Debbie Frost & the team for ongoing support…very much appreciated.




FoodAWARE CIC Community Kitchen Rotherham


With the weather getting colder we served old and new faces that show there is a vital need for this service in the community.

Hot drinks were handed out alongside a choice of three different hot meals, many thanks to the volunteers for their hard work.




Thorne And Moorends Community Food Bank


FoodAWARE CIC supporting Thorne And Moorends Community Food BankFab relaunch as a partnership with Food Aware CIC and the fab team of volunteers new and old at Thorne And Moorends Community Food Bank!

Such a privilege to work with such kind and like-minded people!

We are also delighted to formally announce the charitable ‘Asset Transfer’ of assets from ‘Thorne & Moorends Community Hub & Foodbank’ – Charity number: 1163003 as follows –

  • the sum of £12,380
  • small white van
  • laptop
  • shelving to aid ambient food storage

which will be ring-fenced and applied continually for charitable purposes in –

The prevention or relief of poverty in Thorne and Moorends by providing grants, items and services to individuals in need and/or charities, or other organisations working to prevent or relieve poverty.

We are delighted to be partnering with the new team at Thorne And Moorends Community Food Bank (TMCFB) and will act as custodians & avid supporters of this essential grassroots service/community group.

We wish the outgoing Trustees all the very best for the future and thank them for all of their tireless efforts serving their communities since March 2014.

If you want to learn more about Thorne And Moorends Community Food Bank and the wonderful work they do, you can find out more by visiting them on Facebook at Thorne and Moorends Community Food Bank on Facebook.

I’m sure they will appreciate the like and follow plus sharing their content.



Mustard Seeds Children’s Ministry


FoodAWARE CIC supporting Mustard Seeds Childrens MinistryHuge pleasure to provide surplus/donated snacks/drinks to Mustard Seeds Children’s Ministry in Mexborough.

Here’s the lovely Karen who runs Mustard Seeds playgroup collecting supplies the last couple of Fridays with her granddaughter.

Mustard Seeds Children’s Ministry is a Children’s, Young People’s, and Families Ministry at Mexborough Baptist Church.

You can find more information and give them a like, follow and share by visiting Mustard Seeds Children’s Ministry on Facebook.



Mexborough Foodbank


Busy sessions continue on Fridays with 23-28 food parcels out each week & all delivered by our fab volunteers in Mexborough, Conisbrough, Denaby & Swinton areas.

Mexborough Foodbank Manager delivered an emergency food parcel to a property in Conisbrough late Friday afternoon following a referral via St Leger Homes Doncaster due to an unfortunate incident + COVID self-isolation. Also, a box of ‘Toad in the Hole’ (via The Yorkshire Pudding Pie Company) plus two boxes of bagels (via New York Bakery Co. Bagels) was dropped off at our community partner Wrap Around Supporting People (following two food parcels earlier on Friday).

We are certainly seeing a spike in demand for food parcels, especially in Denaby & Conisbrough areas, so good job that Mex Foodbank covers all of these areas as the season change & we prepare for another very challenging winter.

A huge thanks to all of our supporters and to our fab volunteers who ‘make it happen’ each week!

Agency referrals via – Doncaster Council @St Leger Homes Doncaster Doncaster Citizen Advice Bureau Wrap Around Supporting People Community First Credit Union Ltd Doncaster Wellbeing Communities South Area Team Mexborough Family Hub Denaby Conisbrough Family Hub etc.

Thanks as always to our community partners Mexborough Christian Community Church – Steve & Bev, Andrew & Michelle and Christine & Jean who are stars again each Friday. Also, to Mark, Alan, Gail, Chaz, Trevor etc….you know who you are!

Thank you so much for all your support….it is most appreciated and most definitely needed across our communities!

Huge thanks to The New Surgery in Mexborough for their latest fab donation this month.

Thanks to our ongoing supporters/funders neighbourly The National Lottery Community Fund JP Walton & Son Transport Ltd Mezza pizza Discount Food Centre Jamies Fruit And Veg Yorkshire Family Butchers Ltd etc.

As winter is approaching, we need to boost our food supplies so please donate via our donation box at Lidl GB in Mexborough if you can.

Donations can also be dropped off at The Willows Early Years Centre on Wath Road on Thursdays 11 am-12 pm or Fridays 10 am-1 pm. Or at Mexborough Family Hub next door Mon-Fri 8.30 am-4.30 pm.

If you have a substantial donation and are unable to drop it off then please call us on 01709 717186 & we will collect it asap. Thank you