At this time of year, we would normally arrange collections of warm winter clothes, food and toiletries to distribute at our Christmas meals.
We can't do that this year so instead we are fundraising to buy these things and send them out with our food parcels at the beginning of January 2021, so that the people who want to support us in this way are still able to.
Please do consider donating to our cause and sharing the appeal if you can: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/open-kitchen-social-club
Volunteer drivers needed every Monday approx 2pm to 4pm.
Expenses paid, please contact us for more details.
Ian has made a piece for radio broadcast, 'Mutual Effects: Food, Care and the Commons in Sheffield' will be aired by Radio Commons - http://radio-commons.eu/en/homepage/ - at 4pm - 6pm CET (3pm - 5pm UK) this Sunday 27th September.
"Mutual Effects is art as social research, a tapestry of sound drawing on interests in deep mapping and the Mass Observation movement to connect spaces of care, co-operation and conviviality in a northern British city during COVID-19.
Through historical and contemporary prisms of grassroots food activism, a loose narrative moves between field recordings of a pedestrian pilgrimage to Edward Carpenter’s former Derbyshire farm commune, to the sound of 45kg of rescued peas being shelled in a communal kitchen, and through a range of conversations that lay out stark realities of austerity and hostility in the shadow of the monolithic post-European state. Woven through the recordings is music from the sonic commons of DIY music collectives from Sheffield (and beyond in some cases), all made and released during lockdown.
The project is a collaboration between Out.Side.Film and Al McGregor, with support from Ivor Davies, and focuses on the work of Foodhall Sheffield, Open Kitchen Social Club and National Food Service."
Huge thanks to Yafai & Sons for such generous donations that we are still working our way through them after 2 weeks - we've now made enough minced ginger and garlic to last us for a good while! Thank you also for the Wonderful ongoing generosity of you & your customers, it was great to be able to deliver cooked lamb as a change from chicken! Hope you & your family had a great holiday Kas, welcome back!
YAFAI & SONS
Every Monday for the last five years we collect a donation from Beanies Wholefoods for our free weekly cafe. At the moment we're feeding around 90 people each week - asylum seekers, refugees and those in food poverty - delivering to their doors. Beanies are keeping us all going with amazing donations like this every week. Today it's Mediterranean bean stew. Thank you Beanies you're amazing.
Last Monday we sent 240 meals and lovely food parcels out to 95 people across Sheffield. Huge thanks this week to Beanies Wholefoods, The bhaji shop and a generous private donation.
Hi folks. For the last two Mondays we have been busy cooking and delivering food to our clients. As well as cooked meals we have been able to give out surplus fruit and veg that we receive from Beenies and bits of essentials from Foodhall. Today we were also supplied with cooked soup from Cole's Corner which made a great addition. Thanks to all who are helping to make this happen.
If you or someone you know would benefit from support please contact us via Facebook initially and we will take it from there. Stay safe guys!
Here at Open Kitchen we have been blown away for the support for our project, thanks to Vibrations, Adam Michael Charvet, Tom Collister and all you lovely people who have donated. We just thought we would share with you that today we made 160 cooked meals and food parcels and delivered them to 80 people across Sheffield.
Thank you so much for your support, and just to say that if you haven't donated yet and you'd like to, the justgiving page will still be live until midday tomorrow.