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December 2018

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Food Works Not Food Waste Campaign

Deadline 4pm on 24th December 2018

The Real Junk Food Project has been working for the last three years as collecting and redistributing perfectly good food that would have gone to waste, turning over 300 tonnes into thousands of meals. Their strong community of volunteers, suppliers and sp...

Sheffield hostel fears for migrant children

December 2018

Campaigners have handed a petition to Sheffield Council to end the use of the Earl Marshall Guest House in Burngreave to accommodate children of migrants and refugees. The guest house houses single homeless men, and concerns have been expressed at the safe...

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20th January 2018

The Real Junk Food Project

Jan 2018

The Real Junk Food Project has various excellent volunteer-run projects, using food which would otherwise go to waste. The following operate on the basis of pay-as-you-feel:

Steeple Corner Café (Victoria Centre, 37 Stafford Rd., Norfolk Park S2 2SE) open 5 days a week.
Citrus Café, Zest Centre, 18 Upperthorpe, S6 3NA) open 6 days a week.
Shareouse Market (49 Carlisle Street, S4 7LJ) open Tuesday–Saturday 12-2pm as a pay-as-you-feel store.

They also run Fuel For School, an educational programme helping primary schools to take direct environmental action and make a positive change in the local community, and they offer catering for conferences, parties, weddings and events from 5 – 350 people, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

The Real Junk Food Project


Jan 2018

Foodhall Café is an open community venue which offers food that would have been thrown away, surplus donated by retailers, on a "Pay-as-you-feel" basis. It is run by volunteers and encourages community engagement between the general public including students, homeless people, mental health groups, isolated people, people with addiction problems and people who need to access food.

You can help, whether by just visiting to eat and socialise, or maybe food preparation, or even playing the house piano.

The cafe opens Thursdays and Fridays, there are also art workshops and reading groups, and some nights it becomes a DIY venue for fundraiser gigs.


Jepps Books in the Winter Gardens

All January until 31st

The well-loved Jepps Books now has a pop-up shop space in the Winter Gardens for the whole of January, six days a week. Radical books, posters and various left-wing things for sale. At this time when people need a vision of an alternative future, Jepps Books is doing its best to contribute to that vision of a better world.

Jepps Books

National Demonstration: Shut Down Morton Hall Immigration Detention Centre

Sat 20 Jan 2018, coach from Sheffield

Four people have died at Morton Hall in the last year. People detained there have been on hunger strike. Morton Hall is run by the Prison Service for the Home Office and can detain 392 people. The Prisons Inspectors on 21 March reported on Morton Hall: “Nearly half the detainees told the inspectors they felt depressed or suicidal on arriving”. Refugees and their supporters will be asking why at this National Demonstration outside Morton Hall Immigration Detention Centre (Swinderby, Lincoln LN6 9PT).

Coach from Sheffield 10.30am outside Crucible Theatre opposite Victoria Hall, Norfolk Street S1 2JB. Returning to Sheffield around 5pm. Book your place by email or text/call mobile 07887 481355. Places are free but the organisers would welcome donations. More info, including flyer to download, and a full report of the previous protest at Morton Hall, on the SYMAAG website.

South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group

Anti-Fracking Burns Night and Ceilidh

Sat 20 Jan 2018, 7-11pm, St Andrews URC Church, Upper Hanover St. S3 7RQ

Three-course meal, poetry, speeches and music from "The Outlandish Knights", organised by Sheffield Friends of The Earth.

£18 per ticket, all proceeds to go to local anti-fracking groups. Please book using this Eventbrite link and state what type of haggis you would prefer (traditional or vegetarian) when booking. The organisers need a few more volunteers to help run the event after a couple of people have fallen unwell, in exchange for a £12 ticket, if interested please email

Sheffield Climate Alliance

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