Get to know the organisations, people and bodies who help make ShefFood happen.
For the last 12 years (2009-2021) a group of people with a passion for sustainable food have continued, with limited resources, to meet regularly and work together.
All of the partners represent voluntary, community, faith, social enterprise, local authority, academic and commercial organisations which have found solidarity to coordinate and deliver activity in an open, transparent and democratic way as an independent food partnership and the Sustainable Food Places member for Sheffield.
Although we encourage anyone to get involved with ShefFood’s mission, there is a range of core partners who work across the food sector and meet monthly to coordinate, update and share ideas, news and actions associated with Sheffield’s food partnership.
If you would like to contribute your food sector expertise to the partnership or become a partner organisation, please get in touch. We endeavour to keep this page up to date where possible.
A community food business, with a vision for a values-based community food system, where land is more productive; food is fair & better quality; money is retained in the local economy; health & environment are improved; and people are engaged in how their food system, from local to global, can change for the better.
A lively community hub with activities delivered all year round. Alongside volunteers, the farm grows many tonnes of fresh produce from their gardens and allotments, promoting healthy eating and low-carbon lifestyles. Young people help care for the animals at the farm through a vocational education programme.
“Every Mouthful Matters” – Sheffield’s leading force in the fight against food waste. The aim is to help make Sheffield the first city in the UK with zero food waste. Operates food hubs in Wyborn and Sharrow, offering volunteering opportunities, prepared meals, box scheme, grocery market and locally grown produce.
Run a low-cost Toolbank for the whole of Sheffield; teach and encourage food growing on our community allotment; and work with local schools to raise awareness of where food comes from, local wildlife and other environmental education.
Alliance of over 35 local organisations, including all ShefFood lead partners, and many individuals who are pressing for fair and effective action to tackle climate change. Recently awarded £200k development funding from The National Lottery Climate Action Fund.
Community kitchen and public dining space with an emphasis on the importance of the community in running the space. Communal meals are supplied from surplus food on a pay as you feel basis. The space acts as a home for skill sharing and events developed from the needs of the Foodhall community.
Collaboration of organizations to support each other towards one common goal; to make Sheffield a better place. Facilitates coordination between the 3rd sector and local council to respond to demand for emergency food provision through the understanding that knowledge sharing and collaboration can create a more effective response.
The Sheffield Food Bank network is a collaboration of food banks across Sheffield. The network aims to reduce food poverty and offer access to emergency food supplies, which have been a lifeline to individuals throughout the COVId-19 pandemic.
Opus works across independent, community and voluntary sector organisations to reach over 150,000 people a year through live events, broadcasting and publishing. Opus has regularly hosted the Festival of debate and conducted conversations around Sheffield.
Regather is the accountable body and employs a team of coordinators on behalf of the partnership.