Summer’s here, and it’s time for more events! From Bistros to evening Socials, we have a variety of upcoming events covering a range of cuisines, making the most of what would otherwise be wasted food. Attend one of our events and help us feed bellies, not bins!
From the makers of 50 tonnes of cherry tomatoes….We bring you ‘Freezer Friday’!
Whilst Friday 13th may be seen as unlucky for some, we’re bringing frozen food joy to the good people of Sheffield…
Back in November 2015 we opened a cafe based in Regather Works in Sharrow. Sadly we’ve outgrown the tiny cafe and the time has come to move on.
We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has come to Club Garden Road to dine with us, offered their services to volunteer and helped us make some brilliant memories over the last year. Over 7000 people have been fed and 100s of tonnes of food saved from the bin!
Our new cafe is called ‘Steeple Corner Cafe’ and is the first in a string of pay-as-you-feel outlets being planned to open across Sheffield. Based at Victoria Centre, Stafford Road in S2, the Steeple Corner Cafe will open 5 days a week from January 2017. You may have already read about us in The Star!
The last day of our operation at Regather will be Sunday 18th December, where we will bid a fond farewell to both the regulars and the team at Regather.
We’ve had a great time running the cafe in Sharrow, we’ve learned a lot and met some incredible people. 2017 holds many exciting plans for us including more cafes, working collaboratively with various organisations across the city and saving a huge amount of food!
The Steeple Corner Cafe operates on a pay as you feel basis and will open 5 days a week from Tuesday 10th January. You can find out more about the cafe via Facebook and Twitter or follow us on Instagram.
Thanks for the good times, we do hope you can come and check out our new venue!
The Real Junk Food Project Sheffield x
Some of our favourite memories from the past year…
Roll up roll up for the first pay-as-you-feel pop up from The Real Junk Food Project Sheffield. The doors will open at 18:00 at Sharrow Community Forum on Saturday 13th June so come on down and bag yourself a surplus supper!
The menu will be comprised of waste, excess and surplus foods obtained from across Sheffield. As we don’t know what we will intercept until the day the menu will only be released on the day! Once the food is gone, it’s gone so it’s advised to arrive early.
Should I book? No simply turn up, the earlier the better.
Can I bring alcohol? Not this time.
Can I bring children? Yes – we can’t promise a special menu for children but they are very welcome.
How does PAYF work? You can donate to the project in a variety of ways listed below, but no one will be turned away.
1) A cash donation.
2) A time donation.
3) A skill donation.
4) An item donation – Dry ingredients? Herbs? A cake?
Simply pay what you feel the food is worth. You are encouraged to think about the value of the food in terms of the energy put into producing it before it reached us. If you prefer to offer your time on the night or skills then speak to one of the helpers or fill in a card. Use your imagination to think how you can help!
What will happen to the donated money? Any cash taken on the night will be used to cover the cost of the room hire and be reinvested into the project. We are in the process of forming a CIC to firm up this structure and we record donations for our central network statistics.
Food Boutique – on the night there will be a table of help yourself food. Please take anything you need and feel free to donate to it too.