Sheffield students feed 1000 with surplus food

Students in Sheffield have taken a stand against food waste by cooking a stew to feed over 1000 people using surplus food stocks.

The huge stew was made up of in-date food which would otherwise have been thrown out as part of a project to highlight food poverty and food waste across Sheffield.

SheffieldStudents worked to prepare the meal in college and university kitchens in Sheffield, with the food served free at Sheffield City College, The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University yesterday (5 November).

Speaking about the project, Jack Wyse, Development Officer at the University of Sheffield Students’ Union said: “The Big Stew highlights how students can get involved with local projects.”

The project was organised by Sheffield On A Plate, a partnership involving the city’s two universities, Sheffield City College, FareShare Yorkshire and Grow Sheffield.

Ingredients for the stew were provided by Fareshare Yorkshire.