Another busy week for our team at FoodAWARE CIC who continue to work tirelessly throughout these uncertain time with the Coronavirus.


Thurcroft Infants

Huge thanks to Thurcroft Infants in Rotherham, South Yorkshire for a fantastic Harvest Festival donation last week!

This has been donated to community partners Maltby Foodbank & Mexborough Foodbank to support local families less fortunate.

Thurcroft supporting local community projects FoodAWARE CIC Harvest Festival


Kathryn Barker

Huge thanks from Food Aware CIC to Kathryn Barker who has donated a huge amount of brand new baby clothes to us to distribute to our community partners.

Kathryn Barker supporting FoodAWARE CIC by donating a huge amount of brand new baby clothes


Shelagh’s Sewing Circle

Shelagh Sewing Circle supporting FoodAWARE CICWhat an absolutely fantastic time we have at Food Aware CIC.

A lovely gentleman from the volunteer outriders has just popped to see us with a donation of the most wonderful handmade washable facemasks from Shelagh’s Sewing Circle

These will be distributed across our network of community partners tomorrow.

Many many thanks to all the volunteers who have made this possible



Morrisons supporting FoodAWARE CIC and the local communityHuge thanks to Morrisons in Bramley Rotherham helping us to support lots of community projects across South Yorkshire each week.

Fab to be working closely with Community Champion Bramley Morrisons Vanessa! And also thanks to Sandra in Produce team & manager Matt.

Supporting the following –

  • Maltby Foodbank
  • Clerk Maltby Town Council
  • Parent & Friends of Addison – Maltby
  • St Mary Magdalene’s Catholic Church, Maltby
  • Mexborough Foodbank
  • Denaby Main Primary School
  • St John the Evangelist, Balby
  • Pioneer Social Enterprise Ltd

and many more each week!


Warmsworth Life

Warmsworth Life supporting FoodAWARE CIC Harvest DonationHuge thanks to all residents and businesses of Warmsworth Life for this fantastic Harvest Festival donation.

This is much needed in these very challenging times as demand for our support increases across the local area in Mexborough, Conisbrough, Denaby & Swinton areas.

This donation was sent to Mexborough Foodbank to help the local community.

You can find out more information about Warmsworth Life by visiting their Facebook group by clicking the following the link – Warmsworth Life on Facebook.


Sleepsafe Selby visiting FoodAWARE CIC Hellaby baseSleepsafe Selby

We had visitors today at Food Aware CIC. The lovely Tracey from Sleepsafe Selby came to see our warehouse and all we do. She also took away a donation for her guests. We hope they all enjoy everything, especially the chocolate….as promised to a special young man.

You’re doing an amazing job, very proud to partner with you in our support of our local communities.

Sleepsafe Selby are a new type of temporary accommodation in Selby North Yorkshire.

Sleepsafe Selby team members have experience supporting the homeless, some with complex lives.


Yorkshire Family Butchers Mexborough

Yorkshire Butchers Ltd supporting FoodAWARE CICA HUGE thanks to Zac Perry at Yorkshire Family Butchers Ltd for this FAB donation of food. This is thanks to his own personal donation and those who have donated both food and also cash to buy food with it in these very challenging times for so many.

This food will be so much appreciated by local people/families across Mexborough, Conisbrough, Denaby and Swinton areas as demand for our food parcel support continues to rise.

If you wish to support Zac’s community initiative, you can donate by dropping off tinned or packets of food at the YF Butchers Ltd shop on High Street in Mexborough.

Zac and his team will be coming down to visit us at The Willows Community Centre on Wath Road on a Friday to meet our hard working volunteers and see what we do.

If you require more information or want to see the amazing products Zak and his team sell you can visit them on Facebook by clicking the following link – Yorkshire Family Butchers on Facebook or alternatively you can visit their website by clicking here.


Kristian Walton

This week was an extremely sad day as we said goodbye to not only a long terms supporter of FoodAWARE CIC and the many community projects we are involved in but also a good friend of ours.

Kristian Walton was always prepared to go the extra mile as various other new posts on our website will show just how involved JP Walton & Sons are in delivering many much needed supplies to the community projects.

Our thoughts are with Kristians family and friends at this moment in time.


FoodAWARE CIC supporting All Saints Food BankAll Saints Food Bank

We continue to offer our support to All Saints Food Bank.

All Saints Food Bank is here to help vulnerable people across Woodlands, Highfields, Adwick Carcroft and Skellow.

Any donations are welcome of non perishable food items, and toiletries – including nappies, wipes, sanitary products and soap. All items must be within sell by or use by dates.

Sadly at this time they are NOT taking donations of clothes, toys or anything other than the above.

You can find out more about All Saints Food Bank by visiting their Facebook Group on the following link – All Saints Food Bank on Facebook


Lee and Finlay supporting FoodAWARE CIC and the local communityLocal Residents of Mexborough

A HUGE thank you to local residents and businesses for their fab food/cash donations to support increased demand for our food parcels/services.

Here is Lee & Finlay (& Kelly Kirk) dropping off 8 bags of food donations for Mexborough Foodbank.

Also, big thanks to Hayley Trussell for dropping off 10 bags of foods yesterday at The Willows Community Centre for Mexborough Foodbank. Thanks to all residents of the Melton View Estate for their kind donations.

Also thanks to Zac Perry of Yorkshire Family Butchers Ltd for another fab donation of food (plus loads yesterday) & a £20 cash donation from one of his customers.

We are so grateful for all of your support as we support those less fortunate during these extremely challenging times.


Mexborough Foodbank

Mexborough Foodbank FoodAWARE CICAnother busy session on Friday at The Willows Community Centre on Friday.

Twenty three food parcels delivered to local families in need across Mexborough, Denaby, Conisbrough & Swinton.

Plus, another emergency food parcel provided yesterday to an elderly lady in need in Kilnhurst (in partnership with Swinton Councillors).

Huge thanks to all of our hard working volunteers and supporters.

Just a reminder that anyone who needs support just needs to be referred via email by one of our community partners –

  • Doncaster Council
  • St Leger Homes Doncaster
  • Citizens Advice Doncaster Borough
  • Community First Credit Union Ltd
  • Communities South Area Team
  • Doncaster Wellbeing
  • Aspire Doncaster
  • Rotherham Advocacy Partnerships (RAP)
  • Doncaster Children’s Services Trust
  • Doncaster College and University Centre etc

Fab to be working in partnership with Mexborough Foodbank and Mexborough Christian Community Church to help deliver the food parcels each week.

Thanks again to Farmfoods in Mexborough & Parkgate, Rawmarsh for ongoing donations. 

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.

Thanks to our ongoing supporters –

  • The National Lottery Community Fund
  • neighbourly
  • JP Walton & Son Transport Ltd
  • Discount Food Centre etc