Donate food and money to help reduce food poverty in Sheffield

The Students’ Union Officers along with Sheffield RAG are encouraging you to help in whatever way you can with food poverty in Sheffield.

The scale of food poverty in Britain has been rising for the last decade. Covid-19 has exacerbated this deep-rooted problem in society and communities have been left to provide for their most vulnerable over what we anticipate will be a dark, winter period. We are asking you to help by donating food and money to the SU for us to then pass on directly to local charities to help with the problem. We will be collecting donations until the 4th of December.

Where are we donating to?

Food/items will be distributed according to the needs of the food banks and money donations will be split equally.

S2 Foodbank = s2foodbank.org.uk/

Burngreave Foodbank = burngreave.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/

S6 Foodbank = sheffields6.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/

How can you donate?

You can physically donate food to the designated drop off point in the SU Plaza and donate money to our fundraising page

What should you donate?

Ideally, money as it is more long term and helps food banks operate most effectively. Donate on our dedicated fundraising page. Any amount that you can give will be really appreciated.

However, there is an immediate demand for food too, so if you would like to supply any of the following, please leave them at our collection point in the SU plaza.

  • Long-life fruit juice/squash
  • Rice pudding
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned veg
  • Tinned meat/fish
  • UHT / powder milk
  • Sugar
  • Cooking oil
  • Biscuits
  • Cereal
  • Dried mash / tinned potatoes
  • Toiletries (shower gel / shampoo / deodorant / toothpaste)
  • Washing powder
  • Toilet roll
  • Nappies/wipes
  • Baked beans / tinned pulses / tinned tomatoes

 

Find out more here