silver award party Feb 2024

Celebrate Silver In Sheffield

Sheffield, the proud Steel City, has added another feather to its cap by winning the Sustainable Food Places Silver Award at the end of last year. The recognition is a testament to the city’s dedication to sustainable and ethical food practices. As we revel in this achievement, you are invited to a vibrant celebration to thank those who made it happen, the people of Sheffield. This free event, hosted by ShefFood, promises an evening of food, music, and connections, uniting like-minded individuals passionate about the future of our local food system. However, spaces are limited, so book soon to join. 

If you’ve not heard of Sustainable Food Places, you may wonder who they are and why this is such a big deal. The Sustainable Food Places (SFP) network is a UK coalition promoting sustainable food practices. In Sheffield, ShefFood is the local chapter of SFP, coordinating efforts between local businesses, organisations, and anchor institutions such as Sheffield City Council and the universities. ShefFood also presented evidence of the city’s work for the Silver Award submission.

The SFP Awards aim to acknowledge and celebrate communities that take a comprehensive approach to food, resulting in significant positive changes in various food-related issues. In 2021, Sheffield was awarded the Bronze award for remarkable efforts in transforming its food system in recent years, and since then, the sector has gone from strength to strength.

Sheffield’s food system has seen new policies by the local government, hospitals, and universities. Faith organisations, community groups, and social enterprises provide support in times of financial difficulty. Local food production and eco-businesses have expanded, contributing to a healthier planet. And, over 70 new organisations have joined ShefFood’s food partnership in the last year.

ShefFood also helped launch the Sheffield Local Food Action Plan (LFAP) in June 2023. It outlines 73 actionable steps and projects involving almost 100 organisations across Sheffield. The LFAP aims to make Sheffield’s food system fairer, healthier, and greener. These steps will significantly impact the city, covering health, the economy, the environment, food access, and citizenship.

The actions being taken now will have a lasting impact on the food scene in the region, benefiting ordinary people in Sheffield for years to come. While it’s essential to plan for the future, it’s also important to take a moment to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of our city so far. That’s why the Silver Award Party is being held as part of these celebrations.

Join us for a memorable evening of culinary delights, soulful music, and good vibes at the stunning Haggler’s Corner. Get ready to indulge in a mouth-watering curry while tapping your feet to the groovy tunes of the talented DJ Mango Smiley. This party promises to be an unforgettable experience that you won’t want to miss!

Beyond the delectable dishes and captivating tunes, the event offers a unique opportunity to connect with fellow Sheffield residents who share a passion for sustainable and ethical food practices. Whether you’re a seasoned advocate for a greener food system or someone eager to learn and make a positive impact, the event will be a melting pot of ideas and inspiration. You’ll definitely be encouraged to have conversations with everyone there. From local farmers and chefs to activists and community leaders, you might just discover how you can contribute to shaping the future of Sheffield’s food landscape.

Celebrating Sheffield’s Sustainable Food Places Silver Award is not just a recognition of achievement; it’s a call to action. Attending this event makes you an integral part of a community-driven movement transforming how we think about and consume food. Your presence matters, and your support amplifies the impact of sustainable practices in Sheffield.

The event is completely free and open to everyone in the Sheffield community. However, there are limited spaces available, so it’s important that you register online to secure your spot. The event will take place on the 28th of February 2024, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm, at Haggler’s Corner, 586 Queens Rd, Lowfield, Sheffield S2 4DU. Don’t forget to invite your friends, family, and neighbours to come along and enjoy an evening of celebration, connection, and inspiration.

Sheffield, let’s join hands to celebrate our success, groove to the rhythm of our city, and come together in our common goal towards a sustainable and ethical food future. We’ll be waiting for you at Haggler’s Corner on the 28th of February – let’s get the party started!

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