Another busy week helping supporting various community projects throughout the South Yorkshire region.
SPAR and Post Office Tickhill
A massive thanks to the SPAR & Post Office of Tickhill for there huge donation of beans to Food Aware CIC putting surplus to the benefit of our communities in South Yorkshire.
Rotherham Street Kitchen is part of Homeless Leeds Support Group
Hot meals and sandwiches pies taking to the organisation that provides temporary shelter for the homeless then a walk round Rotherham to give hot meals out many thanks to Boultons Family Butchers for there continued donations.
The kitchen will resume in January providing we have the government guide lines we look forward to seeing old and new faces.
You can find more information about Rotheham Street Kitchen and the wonderful work they do by visiting their Facebook group at the following link – Rotheham Street Kitchen on Facebook.
Huge thanks to our friends The Real Junk Food Project for latest donation – 3 pallets of surplus food to support our South Yorkshire community projects.
Looking forward to our continued partnership supporting our local communities through unprecedented times as we enter a second national lockdown just as winter is upon us.
The Real Junk Food Project is a collaborative effort between catering professionals and activists to bring about a radical change in our food system.
They plan to intercept perfectly edible food that would otherwise not make it to plate and serve it as meals in the café or distribute it through our food boutique.
It is estimated that 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted globally each year, this amounts to nearly 40% of global production, this occurs for a multitude of reasons that vary between regions. In the U.K studies have shown that we waste over 15 million tons of edible food annually due to stringent and confusing food safety legislation.
New ID Cards at FoodAWARE CIC Courtesy of Castlemount Ltd
Something so small but so needed.
It has given us all us a real boost and feel of professionalism in our role as volunteers.
These will help us loads, most especially during the new lockdown we can easily identify ourselves as keyworkers, , ensuring we keep Food Aware fully operational throughout lockdown meeting the needs of our community members in crisis.
If you have a moment please pop along and give a like to Paul at Castlemount Ltd who was so very kind and made the process of ordering so easy. He also produced these free of charge no matter how much I offered to pay as a way of sponsorship and support of Food Aware.
He genuinely is the most lovely guy running a brilliant company producing a high quality item.
Please do consider ordering from him if you have any id card needs.
Spirit of Christmas
Mell Howram of Food Aware CIC had the great pleasure of visiting Spirit of Christmas. What a fantastic charity doing the most amazing things. She also dropped off some toys donated by her parents Stephen and Julie Ward. These will be donated to children in the community in need.
In the coming weeks we will be further supporting the team here, but we are not going to tell you too much…..you’ll have to wait….for that is the Spirit of Christmas.
Spirit of Christmas is a registered charity that runs local, socially inclusive family Christmas parties and events.
Every child deserves to meet Father Christmas.
You can learn about Spirit of Christmas by visiting their Facebook page by clicking the following link – Spirit of Christmas on Facebook.
As we enter Lockdown Two we are very grateful to local businesses who have donated surplus food/drinks as they close/reduce hours over the coming weeks.
- Old Market Hall (Spoons), Mexborough – various produce, eggs, bread, sausages, bacon, orange juice etc
- Nina Evelyn/Roundabout cafe – Mexborough – frozen sausages
- Knead Bakery – Mexborough – frozen bread
- Rowms Lane / LNER Social Club Swinton – dilute pop
- Barnburgh Primary School – surplus catering supplies
- James Matthews of DoorwayToDoncaster shop in Conisbrough for three large bags of food donations!
All of this has been passed on to our community partner Mexborough Foodbank to support local people in need and the catering supplies to another community partner Manna Community CIC
Thank you !
Busy sessions continue with another 24 food parcels delivered to local families in need across Mexborough, Denaby, Conisbrough & Swinton on Friday. Plus, an emergency food parcel provided yesterday to a lady in Mexborough in partnership with Communities South Area Team.
Huge thanks to Abdul and the team Ilhaam Connected Networks for another fab and much needed food donation.
Also to Erkan Kose owner of Mezza Pizza for another £50 donation to buy extra supplies.
A reminder that anyone who needs support just needs to be referred via email by one of our community partners –
St Leger Homes Doncaster
Citizens Advice Doncaster Borough
Community First Credit Union Ltd
Communities South Area Team
Rotherham Advocacy Partnerships (RAP)
Doncaster Children’s Services Trust
Doncaster College and University Centre etc
Food donations can be dropped off at our base at The Willows Community Centre on Wath Road, S64 9ED on Fridays between 10am-12.30pm or alternatively can be dropped off next door at Mexborough Family Hub on Wath Road Mon-Fri 9am-4pm or via donation box at Lidl GB in Mexborough.