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ShefFood Award Accelerator 24/05/2019

What is the ShefFood Award Accelerator?

It’s a series of short, engaging activities focused entirely on recognising and celebrating the fantastic work you and your organisation does for food and drink in Sheffield, and achieving a Sustainable Food Cities Bronze Award for Sheffield.

What is ShefFood?

ShefFood is the food partnership for Sheffield. We are a cross-sector partnership of local public agencies, businesses, academic and community organisations committed to working together to create a more sustainable food system for Sheffield.

Why should you attend?

Your participation will significantly increase the ability of Sheffield to achieve a Sustainable Food Cities Bronze Award by 2020, which is all about recognising Sheffield as a city taking action across 6 Key Issues:

Promoting healthy and sustainable food to the public Tackling food poverty, diet-related ill health and access to affordable healthy food Building community food knowledge, skills, resources and projects Promoting a vibrant and diverse sustainable food economy Transforming catering and food procurement Reducing waste and the ecological footprint of the food system

What will you be asked to do?

The workshop will involve a series of engaging activities designed to help capture what you and your organisation are doing towards achieving significant positive change on a range of key food issues. By the end of the session we will help you to:

become an active, connected member of ShefFood identify your roles and relationships within the Sheffield food system explore your positive social impact on health, communities and livelihoods become an active, connected member of ShefFood recognise and celebrate your work towards the Sustainable Food Cities ‘6 Key issues’

What’s for lunch?

It’s the first day of the Sheffield Food Festival, so we’ll explore what’s on offer and enjoy some social eating street food style!

What’s the schedule?

09.30 Registration | 10.00 Morning Session | 12.30 Lunch | 13.30 Afternoon Session | 16.00 Closing Session | 16.30 End | 18-19.00 Sermon of the Soil

Anything happening in the evening?

Yes! – It’s the ‘Sermon of the Soil’ event at 6pm in the Millennium Gallery. See below for further info.

What will happen afterwards?

The ShefFood Award Accelerator will continue throughout the Sheffield Food Festival (25-27 May) in the ShefFood Village, Millennium Square. The ShefFood team will engage a wider public and food business audience to seek feedback, raise awareness and help create a more sustainable food system for Sheffield. See here for more info.