Here's a message from our friends at Foodhall, who are supporting asylum seekers in Sheffield during the coronavirus pandemic...
We are operating a solidarity food scheme, where parcels of long life food like canned and dried goods as well as freshly cooked frozen meals are delivered to anyone who asks for one. There are no referrals necessary and no barriers to accessing the service. Call 0114 303 6040 and leave a message (someone will call you back). We will arrange delivery for the next day. You can also collect a parcel from Foodhall directly, though we are trying to deliver them as a first choice to reduce unnecessary travel and therefore the risk of transmission.
Here's how Foodhall say you can help them:
- We could always do with more money (we're spending a lot of money on food, which is quite a departure for a surplus food cafe!). You can donate here.
- We also can accept donations of food and equipment. We have a wishlist that is kept up to date here.
- At the moment we are doing pretty well for volunteers BUT if you would feel able to be on call on the helpline please get in touch via the form on our website. The role can be done remotely using a couple of simple software applications. It may involve some difficult conversations with people experiencing food insecurity intensified by this pandemic. We have Wellbeing workers who facilitate peer supervision and other support for people who undertake this role.