Fighting waste and feeding the needy in a sharing atmosphere
The Foodhall Project, Sheffield
Jamie Wilde, Louis Pohl and Samuel Atkinson
The Foodhall Project uses 50kg of waste food a week to feed 200 people, and its design echoes the ambitions of the project’s founders. Construction waste provided the material for the furniture and fit-out of this industrial unit in Eyre Street, one of Sheffield’s back streets.
The great character of the place is designed to get away from the austere and ‘inhumane’ atmosphere of food banks. This is a place where those in need of food can come and eat together. Instead of the parcelling up of basic goods it offers a possibility of sharing and for that reason is open to the public. The space hosts a variety of events, for social and community groups among others. The three young founders also led the design. The cost was just below £5000.