Once again our team worked tirelessly to help the local community and the amazing projects throughout South Yorkshire



Lidl GB supporting FoodAWARE CICHuge thanks Lidl GB RDC in Doncaster for the fab donation last month – pallets of surplus food into our Hellaby base in Rotherham redistributed to 60+ South Yorkshire projects supporting vulnerable in these very challenging Covid times.

Thanks JP Walton & Son Transport Ltd for free collection as always. 

The donation from Lidl will be supporting –

  • Mexborough Foodbank
  • Swinton Lock Activity Centre
  • Thorne And Moorends Community Food Bank
  • DN7 Food Bank
  • North Doncaster Development Trust NDDT
  • Edlington Community Organisation
  • BME United Doncaster
  • Balby & Hexthorpe Community Engagement CIC
  • St John the Evangelist
  • Balby. Caring for Kendray
  • Pioneer Social Enterprise Ltd
  • All Saints Food Bank
  • Helping Hands Community Centre
  • Denaby & Conisbrough Family Hub
  • Mexborough FamilyHub
  • Rossington Family Hub
  • Edlington Family Hub
  • Little Einsteins Denaby Main
  • Denaby Main Primary Academy

& many more each week!


Ken Wyatt – Swinton Lock Activity Centre

FoodAWARE CIC supporting Ken Wyatt Swinton Lock Activity CentreThe latest delivery to Swinton Lock Activity Centre was mainly hygiene products & ladies toiletries.

Lots of Christmas bags donated by a resident & a box of 30+ brand new bathroom bags.

These will make really nice gift packs to go out. Thanks to Food Aware CIC & our generous community.


Sleepsafe Selby

FoodAWARE CIC supporting Sleepsafe SelbyGreat to see our lovely friends at Sleepsafe Selby as we dropped off Christmas gifts and drinks for Christmas dinner with them yesterday.

Sleepsafe Selby provide a safety net to reduce rough sleeping but also a stepping stone to encourage people into long term tenancies. They aim to do this by befriending individuals who stay with them and working positively with local services such as Selby District Council, North Yorkshire Police, Horizons, Probation and other local charities to encourage a network of support.

We hope all the guests past and present have an absolutely wonderful time.

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes to you all for the New Year from all of us at Food Aware.


Spirit of Christmas

FoodAWARE CIC supporting Spirit of ChristmasIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially yesterday when Mel popped in to see our friends at Spirit of Christmas with a donation for their Banana Box Toy Project.

Spirit of Christmas is a registered charity that runs local, socially inclusive family Christmas parties and events because every child deserves to meet Father Christmas.

Ronnie Diane and the rest of the team provide toys to families in need all year but at Christmas time they are running a very special experience from Abbott’s Staithes in Selby.

If you are a Selby based family in need, please speak to your child’s school who can arrange a referral for support.


Yasemin at Maltby Academy 6th Form

Yasemin supporting FoodAWARE CIC Maltby FoodbankOutstanding work from one of the sixth form students at Maltby Academy, Yasemin, who wanted to do something to help people at Christmas – and this spiralled into something amazing.

She came to Donna Bennet (Mrs B) who is the Admin/Pastoral Officer at Maltby Academy in November and said ‘miss, I want to do something to help people at Christmas’ – this is all going to be going to Maltby food bank to give those not as fortunate as us as little bit better Christmas.

Mrs B has now said this is now on their agenda to do this every year!

Yasemin was also given the Local Hero Award from Community Champion Bramley Morrisons.


Cygnet Health Care

Cygnet House supporting FoodAWARE CICHuge thanks to Cygnet Health Care Aspens, Manvers Road, Mexborough for this fab fundraising support which is very much appreciated and will enable us to support many more local people/families less fortunate over the festive period and long winter ahead.

Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988 and provides behavioural health services to individuals and the NHS within the UK.

Cygnet Health Care is one of the UK’s largest independent providers of inpatient mental health treatment.

Since Cygnet Health Care was founded in 1988, they have built a business providing high value integrated services to individuals suffering from a wide range of psychiatric illnesses and disabilities. Over the years we have developed a wide range of services to address the specific needs of service users creating pathways to allow individuals to move towards their recovery.

The team at Cygnet Aspen House who, supported by other Cygnet services in the East Midlands and Yorkshire, have raised over £1700 for us at Food Aware CIC.

A great team effort!


Chris Williams and Mexborough Foodbank

Chris Williams supporting FoodAWARE CICWe would like to send out a heartfelt thanks and lots of love to the family of a fantastic, local, down to earth, big hearted guy who sadly passed away earlier this year.

Chris has donated a massive £1,000 to Mexborough Foodbank which will be used to support local families in need throughout the Christmas period and long hard winter ahead for so many.

In memory of Chris Williams who always wanted to help people – 25th Dec 1956 to 8th April 2020.