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Help us build Food Works, Sheffield's first sustainable food hub. Let's make a real dent in food waste, feeding people and sharing skills!

by Jo Hercberg - Real Junk Food SHF in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England

Food Works not Food Waste!

 

Value Your Food, Value Our Future.

Food waste is a humongous problem. If food waste were a country it would be the 3rd largest producer of carbon emissions on the planet! Globally ⅓ of ALL FOOD is wasted, thrown in the bin and sent to landfill never to see a plate, fork or belly.

Luckily we’ve been working hard for the last three years as ‘The Real Junk Food Project Sheffield’ collecting and redistributing perfectly good food that might otherwise have gone to waste. We’ve been able to save over 300 tonnes of usable food from going into the bins of Sheffield and created hundreds of thousands of meals with it. This is thanks to the support and help of a relatively small yet incredibly strong community of volunteers, food suppliers and sponsors. 

However....

This 300 tonnes is only 0.1% of the food wasted in our city.

The UN has said we’ve only got 12 years to prevent climate catastrophe so we REALLY need to get cracking on solving this!

Our vision is beyond The Real Junk Food Project Sheffield. This is about tackling food waste at home, tackling food waste where it’s produced and so much more. We started small but we know we need to think BIG to make the impact needed to help our environment.

So that's why we’re changing our name to ‘Food Works’ and running this crowdfunding project to help us secure a permanent home and to fully equip it.  We will need a big walk in fridge, some REALLY big freezers and a long term warehouse lease. We need to think bigger in every way except maybe our name, which could do with being a bit shorter. 

Supporting Food Works for Sheffield will help us to:

  • Step 1: Secure a long term lease on a food hub for Sheffield.
  • Step 2: Invest in adequate fridge/freezer storage.
  • Step 3: Invest in an onsite kitchen.

This means we can work on increasing that 0.1% by:

  • Having a stable base to operate from.
  • Working with more food businesses like farms, producers and wholesalers. Currently we work with 24 food businesses but there are many hundreds in Sheffield.
  • Preserving, storing, cooking and feeding people with food THE SECOND it gets to the warehouse. No delays - let’s get feeding bellies not bins asap.
  • Increase our education programs to include wider age ranges and workshops for all ages.
  • Getting even more people in Sheffield engaged and involved! From volunteering, to training to eating there really is something everybody can do to help.

 

Don't just take our word for it....

 

If we carry on as we are, over 90% of food wasted in Sheffield is likely to end up in anaerobic digestion or as landfill generating methane and adding to our climate’s heartbreaking situation.

By pledging to support Food Works not Food Waste in Sheffield you will have a direct impact in solving this problem. Food waste isn’t going away any time soon but we can do so much more, today, to stop it damaging our planet.


THAT'S NOT ALL....

As well as launching Food Works we will continue to grow and improve on the existing work of TRJFP Sheffield to:

Bring people together with food - Our Pay-as-you-feel cafés; Steeple Corner Café and Citrus Café at Zest, provide 10,000+ meals per year.

Broaden access to healthy food - Our Sharehouse Market provides 15,000 family food shops per year on a Pay As You Feel Basis.

Educate the next generation - Working with 15 primary schools across Sheffield we deliver healthy food weekly so the children and their families can learn all about food. Our curriculum support materials help teachers to deliver real food knowledge to the next generation.

Sustainable Catering For All - Our professional chefs deliver high quality ethical catering for weddings, meetings and conferences across Sheffield.

Train Our Volunteers, create jobs - We provide our volunteers with the opportunity to develop their skills, earn the living wage and find a route into paid employment. Our volunteers often train with our professional chefs, drive our vans to collect surplus food from over 24 stores, and work on ad hoc catering jobs within the project.

Pledge to join our Crowdfunder today to help us make Food Work not Food Waste in Sheffield!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£30 or more

19 of 500 claimed

Branded Refillable Keep Cup

Do your bit not once but twice for the environment. Grab yourself a reusable transportable cup with our new logo on! Not only do you get a cup - you also get FREE TEA and COFFEE* refills for a whole year at our cafés. You can collect from our venues or we'll post it out to you for a litle extra - details on the payment page. *instant or filter coffee only

£5 or more

Tweet of thanks and glory!

Pledge just £5 or more and get the recognition you deserve! A dedicated tweet mentioning you by name, or by twitter handle if you leave the details.

£10 or more

31 of 200 claimed

Cuppa and a cake

Treat yourself to a cuppa and slice of cake at either of our cafés - Steeple Corner Café or Citrus Café at Zest. Vouchers will be valid until July 2019. Valid for 2 people.

£15 or more

Christmas Good Deed Gift

What better Christmas gift then to make someone part of building a better world? Get a personalised thank you message for someone to let them know their gift has helped us build Food Works! Other amounts available - get in touch.

£20 or more

Your name on the Wall of Thanks

Grab yourself a long lasting thank you by not only getting that warm fuzzy feeling of helping but ALSO getting your name on the wall of our HQ forever more to say thanks.

£25 or more

8 of 1000 claimed

Tote Bag

Grab yourself a tote bag with our new logo to say thanks for your support. You can collect from our venues or we'll post it out to you for a litle extra - details on the payment page.

£35 or more

7 of 200 claimed

Branded Chef Apron

The height of culinary fashions - it's the Food Works for Sheffield branded apron! Pledge £35.00 to help us reach our target and you'll receive a snazzy apron with our new logo. Limited edition of 200! You can collect from our venues or we'll post it out to you for a litle extra - details on the payment page.

£50 or more

38 of 38 claimed

Christmas Hamper

A selection of festive gastronomic delights! Chocolates, nuts, dates, chutneys, crackers, cakes and more. Collect from the Sharehouse Market from 21st - 29th December 2018.

£50 or more

6 of 100 claimed

£50 Reward Party Invite!

Success Party Invite! We're super optimistic about our Crowdfunder being a success so we'll throw a massive THANK YOU party to celebrate in January. Who's in??

£75 or more

0 of 25 claimed

Sustainable Combo - Tote Bag, Mug, Apron & Cake!

**New Special Reward** Treat yourself to all 3 of our new branded merch! Choose this reward and you'll get a tote bag, reusable eco-mug (with FREE tea+coffee in our cafés for 1 yr), a branded chef's apron AND a voucher for Cake & A Cuppa for 2 at either of our cafés. This really is the mega combo! If you'd like to gift this we can send you a personalised graphic to send on to your recipient once you've purchased it. Just give us a shout.

£90 or more

5 of 10 claimed

Little Green Box 3 Month Subscription

Retail price £97.50! Join the Little Green Box scheme for three months - that's 12 pick ups of a box containing fruit, veg, ambient items and your choice of frozen, chilled or household top ups! Full info on the Green Box scheme here: https://realjunkfoodsheffield.com/sharehouse-market/green-box-scheme/

£100 or more

4 of 20 claimed

Warehouse full-on experience day

Warehouse full-on experience day - see the madness! Join us for a full day food-waste experience. From collecting food to sorting it, running the market and being fully immersed in the day-to-day Sharehouse activities you'll learn loads on this reward.

£100 or more

1 of 50 claimed

Scotch Egg and Sausage Roll Masterclass

Pledge £100 and receive a half day masterclass with our head chef. You will learn to make veggie and meaty scotch eggs and sausage rolls with plenty of hints and tips on getting the most out of your weekly shop! Dates tbc after Jan 2019.

£150 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Big Green Box 3 Month Subscription

Retail price £162.50! Join the Big Green Box scheme for three months - that's 12 pick ups of a box containing fruit, veg, ambient items and your choice of frozen, chilled or household top ups! Full info on the Green Box scheme here: https://realjunkfoodsheffield.com/sharehouse-market/green-box-scheme/

£175 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Little Green Box 6 Month Subscription

Retail price £195! Join the Little Green Box scheme for six months - that's 24 pick ups of a box containing fruit, veg, ambient items and your choice of frozen, chilled or household top ups! Full info on the Green Box scheme here: https://realjunkfoodsheffield.com/sharehouse-market/green-box-scheme/

£275 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Big Green Box 6 Month Subscription

Retail price £325! Join the Big Green Box scheme for six months - that's 24 pick ups of a box containing fruit, veg, ambient items and your choice of frozen, chilled or household top ups! Full info on the Green Box scheme here: https://realjunkfoodsheffield.com/sharehouse-market/green-box-scheme/

£300 or more

8 of 15 claimed

Little Green Box 1 Year Subscription

Retail price £390! Join the Little Green Box scheme for one whole year - that's 52 pick ups of a box containing fruit, veg, ambient items and your choice of frozen, chilled or household top ups! Full info on the Green Box scheme here: https://realjunkfoodsheffield.com/sharehouse-market/green-box-scheme/

£375 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Sustainable Catering Package up to 50

Event buffet catering for up to 50 guests. Delivered to your location. Food Works offers a wide range of catering options including canapés, fine dining evenings, wedding catering, meetings, conferences and more. The prices here are listed for simplicity, if there is something you would like that you can't see please get in touch. We're more than happy to offer bespoke packages as a reward. Dates available on request.

£400 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Private Fine Dining for up-to 8 guests

Private fine dining in your home or venue for up to 8 people. We'll come to yours to serve a delightful 4 course meal cooked by our Exec Head Chef Brez Barwise. You'll need to sort the drinks and guests and we'll do the rest! Locations available includes postcodes S1-S35. Other locations in the Sheffield City Region available but will incur extra delivery costs.

£500 or more

5 of 10 claimed

Big Green Box 1 Year Subscription

Retail price £650! Join the Big Green Box scheme for one whole year - that's 52 pick ups of a box containing fruit, veg, ambient items and your choice of frozen, chilled or household top ups! Full info on the Green Box scheme here: https://realjunkfoodsheffield.com/sharehouse-market/green-box-scheme/

£500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Group Cooking Lesson For up-to 6

Cooking lesson for 6 with photos and recipes to keep. Spend time with our Exec Head Chef Brez Barwise learning how to make ingredients go further in the kitchen with friends or family. A great group experience! We've put a full year on this one so you can choose a date that suits you.

£500 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Corporate Support Package 1

Your logo on the support page of our website, shout outs on social media to say thanks and a certificate of support for your wall to inspire others plus a Food Waste workshop for your team.

£750 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Sustainable Catering Package up to 100

Event buffet catering for up to 100 guests. Delivered to your location. Food Works offers a wide range of catering options including canapés, fine dining evenings, wedding catering, meetings, conferences and more. The prices below are listed for simplicity, if there is something you would like that you can't see please get in touch. We're more than happy to offer bespoke packages as a reward. Dates available on request.

£1,000 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Sponsor the walk in fridge / freezer

To REALLY help us reuse food effectively we are in desperate need of a large walk in fridge/freezer unit. At present we are using 25 donated old domestic chillers and freezers which cost £2,000 in electricity per year. This is neither environmentally or financially sustainable. Get in touch if you'd like to sponsor more - this is only 5% of the cost.

£1,500 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Sustainable Catering Package up to 200

Event buffet catering for up to 200 guests. Delivered to your location. Food Works offers a wide range of catering options including canapés, fine dining evenings, wedding catering, meetings, conferences and more. The prices here are listed for simplicity, if there is something you would like that you can't see please get in touch. We're more than happy to offer bespoke packages as a reward. Dates available on request.

£2,500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Wedding Catering - Sustainable Buffet for 150

We have one of each wedding package available to book via the Crowdfunder for up to 150 guests. Choose either a full sit-down plated service for £4500 or a buffet service for £2500. Both options include 3 courses tailored to the couple's requirements. Dates available on request and location must be in Sheffield City Region. Venue list is available also.

£2,500 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Corporate Support Package 2

Your logo on our electric van and support page on our website, social media shout outs, 3 business breakfasts plus tuck shop for your office plus a certificate of thanks for your support for your wall!

£4,500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Wedding Catering - Sit Down 3 Courses for 150

We have one of each wedding package available to book via the Crowdfunder for up to 150 guests. Choose either a full sit-down plated service for £4500 or a buffet service for £2500. Both options include 3 courses tailored to the couple's requirements. Dates available on request and location must be in Sheffield City Region. Venue list is available also.

£10,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Corporate Support Package 3

The Mega Corporate Package - Event/Party catering*, plus your logo on our electric van, website, social media shout outs, 3 business breakfasts plus tuck shop for your office and a certificate of support for your office. *max # of staff = 150


Let's make 'Food Works Not Food Waste' happen