FairShare supports Sheffield homelessness charity

There’s something tasty cooking up at homelessness charity Emmaus Sheffield.

By diana stannard
Monday, 21st June 2021, 1:54 pm
Updated Monday, 21st June 2021, 1:55 pm
Adrian Colliver at work in the Emmaus Sheffield kitchen
Adrian Colliver at work in the Emmaus Sheffield kitchen

Emmaus Sheffield is the drug and alcohol free project that provides a home, support and work for formerly homeless people in the city.

Through its Social Enterprise programme it aims to provide meaningful work and enable the people it supports – known as companions - to eventually become self-supporting once more.

And companions Adrian Colliver and Shaun Turnbull have put healthier eating on the menu after attending a special training course with FairShare, the charity that redistributes surplus food to more than10,962 charities across the country, including Emmaus Sheffield.

The companions visited FairShare’s Barnsley branch, where one of the charity’s chefs showed them how to make the most of all the food the Emmaus team receive in regular donations.

“It was a great day for both Adrian and Shaun and they really enjoyed it,” said Emmas Deputy Manager Charley Fedorenko.

“Some of it was simple nutritional advice but then there were sessions on everything from making sauces to the best way to introduce vegetables into meals.

“Healthy good eating is part of what Emmaus is about so the skills they picked up really will have a big impact on the food being served in our kitchen.”

To find out more about Emmaus Sheffield visit www.emmaus-sheffield.org.uk