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Food Works Sharrow opens doors

A new ‘food hub’, providing residents with surplus and hyper-locally sourced food, opens at Sharrow Community Forum today.

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Food Works Sharrow.

The introduction of Food Works Sharrow follows a collaboration between local food group Food Works, Kenwood Community Growers and Green Party Councillor Alison Teal.

Food hubs are places “where food sources are aggregated and distributed with an ethical mission,” with each hub location made up of four key components: Market (sharing surplus food), Kitchen (upcycling surplus and locally-grown food), Grow (promoting local growing and control of production), and Community (development of knowledge, skills and support).

The organisation plans to convert its other locations in Upperthorpe and Wybourn into food hubs later this year.

Food Works co-founder Rene Meijer said: “Food is something that everyone can relate to because it tends to bring people from different backgrounds together, across economic divides.

“We can all sit down and share a meal and this is something we hope to do through the food hub.”

Cllr Teal said: “[Kenwood Community Growers] only began planting in May and have already delivered five harvests to the Sharrow Community Forum. Now the food hub is opening, we will be contributing salad, vegetables and herbs to create healthy meals for people in the area.”

Food Works’ long-term vision is for Sheffield to become the UK’s first zero food waste city.

The first 100 people who visit Food Works Sharrow and quote ‘FOODHUB2020’ will receive a free coffee.

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