This Christmas at Foodhall, it’s getting quite cold,
We need hot water bottles, and blankets, i’m told,
The oven is broken, and needs a replacement,
We could do with tools for workshops in the basement,
The furniture’s lacking, more chairs would be ace,
And also some lighting, to brighten the space,
The freezer is broken, the shutter is too,
We need soap and toilet roll to stock the loo,
We need lots of help - 100 percent,
From stocking up tea bags to paying our rent,
So please help us out this season of Yule,
And give what you can to your local Foodhall!
Foodhall this Christmas…
For the third year running Foodhall opens its doors on Christmas day from 11-5 for food, fun and frolics. There’ll be games, music, bottomless hot drinks, and enough food to keep you full ‘til Easter.
Public Xmas is open to all. It’s Christmas day for people who want to spend Christmas day at Foodhall.
For anyone who would like to lend a hand cooking, we’ll be in the kitchen on Christmas eve prepping! Get in touch with us via Facebook or [email protected]
About Foodhall in general…
Foodhall has been bringing the community together for more than 3 years. Each week of the year we serve anywhere between 40 and 300 people in our space, all of whom come from different backgrounds and walks of life.
Our community is made up of all kinds of people; those looking for work, the elderly, refugees and asylum seekers, students, office workers, those living with long term health problems or addictions, homeless people, rough sleepers, professionals, people who have just moved to Sheffield and those who were born and raised here!
Among our community:
- 11% of our community are homeless
- 31% live alone
- 60% live with mental health problems
- 51% are unemployed
- 40% receive social security
Foodhall's purpose is to bring all these different people together, around the two things we all need - food and company. At the heart of our community is the belief that everyone has something to learn from someone else. And so, by sitting down next to someone and sharing lunch together, you might learn a thing or too about how to fix that puncture on your bike, and in return be able to help someone else lay out their CV for a job.
We cook using surplus food collected from supermarkets in the city, perfectly good food which would otherwise have gone to waste. All our kitchen and front of house team are volunteers, working together each week to bring delicious, homemade meals to everyone - all on a contribute-what-you-can basis, which means all methods of contribute are valid, whether in a £10 donation or half an hour spent washing up.
It's not only meals served at Foodhall. Our volunteers curate an amazing programme of art, events, music, classes and talks that are available for anyone to attend.
At Foodhall we run:
- group guitar lessons
- cooking classes
- a regular pottery club
- chutney making
- bike maintenance workshops
And much, much more.
We are also supported tirelessly, and in turn support Sheffield's creative and artistic community with our Lates an evening arts platform.
Find out more about what goes on in Foodhall here www.foodhallproject.org