The project operated from 4th – 25th August with 2 distribution centres – Church of Christ, Darnall and Tinsley Forum, Tinsley.
Staff and volunteers dedicated their time to supporting families by distributing food hampers and activity resources. All families received a cricket set, hula hoop or skipping rope alongside their hampers.
A total of 733 food hampers were distributed in Darnall and Tinsley. Families received fresh ingredients and 2 recipes each week for a different food theme – Mexican, Italian, Curry and English Omelette.
Families also attended sports activities which were delivered by Sheffield City Trust staff. SCT facilitated 2 hour sessions in Darnall and Tinsley on Wednesday and Thursday, providing the opportunity for families to enjoy playing football, cricket, athletics and basketball.
In Tinsley, other activities included free 1 hour cycling sessions for group of 5 children. Steam Works staff facilitated family workshops with parents and children, featuring different topics each week, such as programming with OZOBOTS (mini robots), slime making and bath bombs.
We were so happy to see the expressions on parents’ faces as they collected their hampers, with produce ready to prepare meals for their families. Watch our video to see more of what we got up to!