ShefFood’s Partners

The organisations and businesses helping Sheffield’s food system become fairer, healthier and more sustainable. Everyone needs to be part of their local food movement from small businesses to vast anchor institutions.

ShefFood is a partnership of organisations across the city working towards a sustainable food system in Sheffield that works for People and Planet. When the food system works for People and for Planet, it brings communities together; makes us all happier and healthier; and develops local economies for both today and tomorrow. Our charter sets out this vision. Anyone in the city can sign the charter and make a pledge from individuals to businesses,  community groups and university institutions.  The partnership exists to catalyse these efforts and bring ideas together to make a food system in Sheffield that works for all. If you think you can contribute to this, then please sign the charter and Get Involved

Building Together

For the last 13 years (2009-2022) a group of people with a passion for sustainable food have continued to meet regularly and work together. Following the successful Sustainable Food Partnerships Bronze Award Application, the #ShefftoSilver ShefFood Charter was launched to bring more organisations into the partnership and expand the knowledge and experience base.

Sheffield’s Food Charter

Sheffield Organisations & Partners

Any food-related organisation in Sheffield is welcome to join the ShefFood partnership simply by agreeing and committing to the terms of the Charter. See our list of partners across eight categories below. We endeavour to keep this page up to date where possible.

If you would like to contribute your food sector expertise to the partnership or become a partner organisation, please get in touch.

Our volunteers provide a 2 course hot meal and drink every Thursday for £3. Anyone is welcome. We host our lunches in Firth Park Methodist Church. We run a foodbank alongside our lunches for families who are struggling.

We are FoodCycle, and our vision is to make food poverty, loneliness and food waste a thing of the past for every community. We are national but currently run 2 weekly meals in Sheffield – one in Parson Cross and another in Broomhall.

We are a food pantry providing food surplus for free to our local community on Tuesdays . We also provide emergency food parcels if meeting criteria and are stockists of the foodworks just meals . Finally we offer a warm space and social cafe where people can sit and chat with free refreshments.

Parson Cross Initiative Projects is based in North East Sheffield. They aim to create community and provide support and sanctuary for people living in our local area of Parson Cross, Southey, Longley and Foxhill. They provide a range of activities such as: Social Cafe , Community & Food Hub, Cooking and Community Meals, Community Allotment & Growing Spaces

Food Bank run by the community for the community, also distribute suplus food from supermarkers, preventing food from going to landfil.

Open Kitchen Social Club was founded in 2014 as a social eating project in the centre of Sheffield. They provide food, peer support, and a place to meet for people seeking sanctuary (destitute asylum seekers, refugees, migrants) and anyone in food or social poverty. They currently run two weekly cafes at St Andrew’s on Mondays and the Sanctuary on Tuesdays. ​Food is provided free of charge to ensure that it is accessible to those in the most need and that everyone remains on equal terms.

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.

The Little Mesters Cafe is an independent cafe located in Darnall Sheffield. We’re open Monday – Friday between 7:30am and 2pm serving delicious home cooked food, great coffee and scrumptious cakes. We also provide external catering, cakes and buffets for any occasion.

Live music, event space and bar in Sheffield for the community. They have an outside courtyard where they grow herbs for use in the bar and donate the rest to Food Works.

We are in our tenth year of making woodfired pizzas in Sheffield and the Peak. We use slow-proved organic dough, home-made tomato sauce and excellent toppings. And local and/or organic veg and herbs where we can.

Established in 2008, China Red Restaurant strives to offer authentic Szechuan cuisine in the heart of Sheffield, the UK. Traditionally trained chefs turn fresh ingredients into authentic specialty dishes that rival those offered in China.​The restaurant offers ample seating to accommodate anyone from couples to large parties. The upper floor of the restaurant also boasts a karaoke bar with state-of-the-art amenities and equipment.​

ALS Gongcha, which is a popular international bubble tea chain that originated in Taiwan. ALS Gongcha is known for its wide variety of tea-based beverages, including milk teas, fruit teas, and specialty drinks, all customizable with different toppings like tapioca pearls, jelly, and pudding.

Ammi’s Kitchen is a social enterprise in Nether Edge, that is part of the community organisation Family Voice Sheffield. We work with local women that are non-English speakers, socially isolated and may lack formal educational backgrounds.

Lavang is an authentic Indian restaurant which is based in Fulwood, Sheffield. We also have a catering arm of our business known as The Private Diners Club. We are a business that care about our corporate social responsibility which means we operate sustainably through achieving our Carbon Neutral certification in 2021 which has been renewed again for this year.

Bragazzi’s is a café, delicatessen and shop, selling Italian perishables and dry goods, all of which are good to eat. Most people come for the sandwiches, which are potent assemblies of D.O.C cheese, salami and preserved vegetables. Their key commitment to the charter is to reduce food waste as much as possible.

Chef’s Counter runs ticketed food events in underused community buildings. They know Sheffield is a better place because of the charities and community groups that contribute to the city, but they also know about the financial challenges many face. Chef’s Counter hires underused spaces from groups to relieve some of this financial pressure.

Marmadukes is up and around the whole of Sheffield across 3 branches, trying to make a better cafe culture. They use locally sourced ingredients wherever possible and all of their wheat comes from WILDFARMED

Pom is an Aussie inspired vegan and veggie eatery on Sharrow Vale Road, just around the corner from the beautiful Endcliffe Park. It’s a riot of colour and celebration of fresh natural flavours – basically impossible not to feel happy whilst eating their food.

Proove Pizza is a neapolitan pizza restaurant, serving you award-winning authentic pizza and small plates. Their dough is made with only the best Italian 00-grade Caputo flour, slow-proved for 20 hours, hand-stretched, topped with the finest ingredients, and cooked to perfection.

Nǎm sông (meaning five rivers in vietnamese, an ode to Sheffield which is built on seven hills & five rivers) is and all-day-all-night coffee shop, restaurant and bar serving up vietnamese food, drinks and of course the legendary phin filter coffee.

Cafe Kalyna is a traditional Ukrainian Cafe, which provides employment to Ukrainan refugees as well as english lessons.

Vegan and Vegetarian Cafe in Crookes. They sell locally roasted coffee, fine teas and a selection of vegetarian and vegan snacks and meals. The cafe provides a beautiful and tranquil environment within which to meet friends, enjoy leisurely breakfast and lunch.

Pina is housed in a former warehouse and located in Sheffield’s steel quarter, they specialise in Mexican street food, Tequila and Mezcal.

Church: Temple of Fun is unlike anywhere else. The former Steel Works is now a fully vegan bar and restaurant owned by Oli Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon. The bar offers a wide range of drinks, including draught beer, spirits and cocktails, whilst their food is great for all, including meat eaters.

Elma’s Cafe is a neighbourhood cafe using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, with a range of options available to suit everyone.

Forge Bakehouse makes everthing from scratch, and use Yorkshire Organic Millers stoneground, a local flour.

The Co-Op supports the Sheffield community through their pioneering and Co-op Local community fund. They are also taking steps to reduce food waste, and to redistribute surplus food, through Coop Caboodle organisation that helps community projects access surplus food.

A local cooperative of bakers, makers and growers selling directly to the public every Saturday morning in S10 and at several Sheffield street markets. It is a local arm of a national organisation, Country Markets, where members cook in their own kitchen, grow in their own garden and come together to sell their wares. Many of the jams and pickles use our homegrown fruit and vegetables. Food miles are few and packaging minimal. We believe that customers enjoy meeting the cooks that make the dishes and the gardeners that grow the plants.

Sheffield Made’s online marketplace has two main aims. To make it really easy for people to shop local and enjoy amazing products from multiple independent traders in Sheffield; and to support our local economy become more sustainable by offering traders a wider customer base, support for e-commerce and delivery and general media promotion.

Event caterer in Sheffield since 2006, championing local producers. In addition, over the last five years, we have been growing an increasing amount of soft fruit, apples, pears and edible flowers, as well as being self-sufficient in honey. We have a keen interest in regenerative agriculture and are now using Wildfarmed for flour and Hodmedods for Uk grown pulses and grains.

A British importer of fine alcoholic beverages from around the world. Their in-house cider brand, Exemption Ciderhouse, produces cider, specializing in working with locally-salvaged residential garden apples.

Pat O Brien is a Butcher serving local meats and produce in Banner Cross.

Ozmens is a supermarket for the world in Sheffield. They Supply food from over 130 supermarkets , across three branches in the city.

Cocoa Wonderland is a chocolate shop, café and traditional sweet shop nestled in the hills of Sheffield, dreamt up by two best friends who refuse to grow up. Their sustainability focus is through trying to limit the amount of packaging, and their bean-to-bar chocolate bars

Down to Earth is the original pioneering wholefood shop in Sheffield. Established in 1976 promoting a healthy diet of wholefoods, organic where possible.

Broomhill’s finest fruit and vegetable emporium offers a wide range of fresh foods plus specialist preserves, dairy and ice cream, free range hens and duck eggs, chocolate, cakes etc. Offers high quality service, and veg sourced as locally as possible.

StarmoreBoss is a boutique and bespoke off-licence retailing specialist, quality wine, craft beer and intriguing spirits. They source beer and spirits locally, as well as working directly with wine producers.

Zeds are a general grocery shop, specialising in wholefoods. They sell organic and non-organic fruit and veg alongside everything from sustainable logs, to bamboo toothbrushes, to locally grown vegetables.

All Carrot No Stick is a long-established vegetarian-turned-vegan Shop off Chesterfield road, selling a variety of products with a focus on ethical and sustainable food.

Stannington Fruit and Veg offer a local, friendly service, local dairy and grocery, sourced ethically working with UK manufacturers, and supporting the local food bank.

Our Cow Molly ice cream is made with our farm’s milk and cream, to which we add only the best quality ingredients. Using only solar power, they are carbon neutral milk, made in Sheffield in Sheffield bottles!

Tenaya is a wine shop in Crookes, which sources wine directly from suppliers, often working with female farmers. All of the cheese and meat are sourced from another of our partners, Porter Brooke Deli.

Just Natural is a fruit and veg shop in Crookes. They source locally wherever possible, and buy most storecupboard ingredients from a cooperative.

Beanies is entirely Vegetarian, mostly organic cooperative in the heart of Crookesmore. They make a particular effort to source locally, and are partially solar powered. They Offer zero waste options wherever possible, recycle wherever possible.

Established in 2015, Neepsend Brew Co is a 10BBL brewery based in the Neepsend area of Sheffield. Originally based just up from the Ball Street bridge over the River Don, which inspired their logo, they brew tasty craft beer in the historic brewing capital of the North.

Porter Brook Deli are a family run, independent cheesemongers & delicatessen located at the heart of Sharrow Vale road, Sheffield. They champion quality produce, with an array of British and European cheeses & Charcuterie alongside store cupboard essentials

The Compost Connection is a brand new start-up venture which plans to collect local food waste and produce a living compost full of fungi, beneficial bacterial, nematodes and protozoa which will help gardeners and growers create a beautiful organic living soil.

Sheffield Fruit Trees grew out of the Abundance project – an initiative that began in 2007 to harvest and redistribute fruit growing around Sheffield that was otherwise going to waste. Skipping forward to 2018, we branched off from Abundance with the aim of creating a standalone social enterprise fruit tree nursery. We’re a workers’ co-operative fruit tree nursery and our aim is to provide Sheffield and South Yorkshire with fruit trees

Heeley and District Allotment Protection Society was established around 1911 and since then has been active in providing services to the growing community in the local area.

Run an organic veg bag scheme and sell produce through indepedent grocers. Support young people with learning disabilities in learning how to grow.

Biodynamic/organic vegetable and fruit delivery service. Also part of Sheffield Organic Growers. We use purely natural growing techniques and follow the rhythms of nature to ensure that the produce is brimming with health and vitality. We strive to support nature, regenerate the soil and increase biodiversity.

Holly Hagg Farm is a volunteer-led community farm growing fruit and vegetables on a 3-acre site near Crosspool and Walkley in the Rivelin Valley. Their main focus is on giving people the experience and skills to grow food and work on the land.

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.

Grow to School CIC operates in the education sector providing services and products that create sustainable pathways to increasing access to the outdoors and enhancing educational experiences and outcomes for children.

The CHEFS (Culture, Health, Environment, Food and Society) research cluster is an inclusive, interdisciplinary and collaborative research cluster broadly focused on food and drink. Based at Sheffield Hallam University, the group brings together academics, food/drink practitioners and interested members of the public. Our research is rooted in the real world, addressing the socio-cultural, environmental, and behavioural dimensions of food and drink through academic publications, consultancy, public engagement activities and research-led teaching.

Sheffield Action on Plastic is a local environmental community organisation whose mission is to work with residents, businesses and organisations in our community to reduce single-use plastics

Viktoria Garbett of Twiddle Foods runs cooking classes in Sheffield. She also supports local schools with free bread making sessions and teach children the process. Viktoria has been involved with the Sheffield Sweet Enough cookbook and Eat Smart Sheffield. As a recently qualified Nutrition Coach, she is helping people become healthier and eat better through cooking from scratch, preserving food and avoiding food waste.

Kelham Island Food Tours provides guided food and drink tours around the historic area of Kelham Island, Sheffield. We have teamed up with the great food and drink businesses of Kelham Island to offer you a taste of independent Sheffield. A unique eating and drinking experience, featuring Sheffield’s first and only bean-to-bar chocolate maker and breweries, as well as an ever-growing selection of restaurants, cafes, and bars.

Learn Sheffield has been commissioned by Sheffield City Council to develop and deliver a Whole School & Settings Approach to Food and Nutrition Programme. Named ‘Eat Smart Sheffield’, the programme focuses on encouraging and supporting pupils, their families and the wider community to adopt healthier eating behaviours.

The Institute for Sustainable Food is one of the University of Sheffield’s four ‘flagship’ research institutes, combining the expertise of an interdisciplinary team of researchers from across the University. Working with a range of partners, including ShefFood, we aim to find solutions to questions of food security and sustainability. Our H3 project (‘Healthy soil, Healthy food, Healthy people’ is a good example of our current work:

The School of Artisan Food is an active member of the Bassetlaw Food Insecurity Network and has initiated the Best Food Forward Programme, working with health centres and schools to promote education about healthy, delicious sustainable food.

Schools’ Climate Education South Yorkshire (SCESY) is a voluntary group, set up in the summer of 2019 to organise schools’ conferences in the South Yorkshire region around the central theme of the climate emergency.

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.

Ben’s Centre is a charity that aims to provide a safe space and an open hand to those who suffer through substance and alcohol misuse and its associated barriers. We provide this through our outreach service, our day centre and our charity shop, Ben’s Bazaar. Ben’s Centre provides hot, nutritious food in a social setting where clients and staff eat together at regular times.

Galeed House is a Place of Friendship – a community house in Darnall run by a Christian Trust. Our aim is to build friendships between all the many races, faiths and cultures that make up the Darnall community. This means that all our activities are open to all free of charge. We serve a free lunch to any women who wish to come on Thursdays at our drop in – which also includes English conversation and use of sewing machines. We celebrate Christmas, Eid and Easter by bringing and sharing food together. Our youth work happens weekly and also often includes the opportunity for the kids to prepare and eat healthy food. Our Men’s English class share a meal together at Christmas and other festival times. We also collect left over bread from Roses bakery weekly and distribute it to our friends in the community or any who have need- so avoiding waste. We also act as referees for the local Foodbank for any experiencing food poverty.

A local charity working in Sheffield and Rotherham and are one of 46 individual Wildlife Trusts in the Federation of Wildlife Trusts. For the benefit of nature and people in Sheffield & Rotherham, working with our members, volunteers, local people, partners and the wider Wildlife Trust family, and by acting locally and thinking globally, we will turn around the ecological emergency and put nature in recovery by; securing enough land and water that’s great for nature, bringing back wildlife and empowering people to take action, care for and respect nature, ensure everyone in Sheffield & Rotherham can experience and enjoy the benefits that nature brings and work with nature to help solve the climate crisis.

Percy Street CIC supports young people in Sheffield to realise their potential and exercise their creativity. We do this in our fully equipped workshop and art space on Percy Street, Neepsend, Sheffield. The young people who come to us may be neuro-diverse or have some developmental delay. We make lovely things in the workshop and our team participates in our collaborative projects with other groups in Sheffield. In our daily sessions we engage on woodwork, art, music and horticulture. We seek to identify paid employment opportunities for all our participants.

Bite Back is a youth activist movement challenging a food system that’s been set up to fool us all.

Sheffield Social Enterprise Network is the member-led community for Sheffield-based social enterprises. Their mission is to build connections, provide expert support, information and opportunities for those working with and in social enterprise, whilst raising the profile of the sector at a local, regional and national level.

We are The Green Estate Community Interest Company. Our mission is to grow engaging, adaptive and resilient urban places in Sheffield, the UK and beyond.

United Women Affiliation (UWA) is a charity organisation which empower underprivileged women, single mothers and young people through; social and financial wellbeing education awareness, emotional and social wellbeing support, cultural tailored health education and promotion, promoting physical wellbeing through gardening, outreach services support and reducing loneliness, parenting awareness, signposting and befriending, English conversation (social inclusion), language barrier support and also support a small cohort of single fathers.

Grow is a nature youth development charity based in Sheffield. Many of the young people we work with face mental health difficulties that have resulted in social isolation and a lack of engagement in work or training prospects. At Grow we combine coaching with nature based projects to help our trainees combat social isolation, boost their wellbeing and develop employability skills.

Bags of Taste transform the lives of people living in food poverty by giving them the help and practical support they need to buy and cook tasty, healthy and affordable food.

FareShare Yorkshire works in partnership with the UK’s largest food charity, FareShare. We are part of a network of 25 regional centres located across the UK, of which we operate three (Barnsley, Leeds and our Yorkshire Storage HUB). We are a community of independent charities, all fighting the same issues: hunger, food insecurity issues and food waste. Over 270,000 tonnes of perfectly edible surplus food is thrown away each year. We want to see that food put to good use.

The Sunday Centre supports the local community of Sheffield by providing a safe, warm community space for anyone who needs it. The Sunday Centre has been providing care and community since 1991. The service provides a warm hot meal free of charge and access to hot drinks, toiletries, clothes and wash facilities. It is based at Victoria Hall Methodist Church and runs from 1.30-3.00 pm every Sunday, run entirely by a cohesive volunteer group. The Sunday Centre welcomes anyone from the community, especially those most vulnerable.

Woven Network are the UK Edible Insect Association promoting and supporting companies either farming insects for food (as far as possible feeding them on organic byproducts from agriculture) or making and selling food products containing insects. They are based in Sheffield but national in reach

SYCF supports community action happening around Sheffield and distributes grants and funding to enable organisations to increase their impact on their local community.

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.

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.

St Mary’s Church works to tackle issues related to Food Poverty through their Time Builders growing club, Social Supermarket membership and St Mary’s café.

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.

“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.

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.

We offer a pathway from street homelessness to a settled life. There is no one definitive journey and any pathway has to recognise individuality and personal choice. We also provide breakfast and lunch.

Citizens Advice Sheffield is Sheffield’s leading provider of advice and advocacy services. We help over 23,000 people a year with a range of issues. Our services are confidential, independent, impartial and free. We are an independent charity and a member of the Citizens Advice Network and Law Centres Network.

Paprika are a food consultancy organisation that are professional Place Making consultants, interested in people and places and working collaboratively with them to improve quality of life and environments. We invest in you, as an individual, as a community or as an organisation, to help you achieve place solutions that work.

We are an NHS trust that produces its own food in house, aiming to use local and sustainable food sources as much as possible.

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    Past Partners

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