Thrifty Living: Food and Drink Across Campus

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A recent NUS survey found that 52% of 3,500 students and apprentices cut back on food whilst studying just to get by. Enough is enough.

As a Students' Union, we believe no student should have to worry where they'll get their next meal or attend classes on an empty stomach. We've partnered with Sheffield Hallam University and other entities to tackle hunger across the city.

The following resources will help you find free or cheap food to combat hunger one plate at a time!

Warm places, safe spaces

We are working hard to ensure you have all you need to thrive in your studies. That's why we're working alongside the University to provide students with microwaves and hot water points across campus.

  • Robert Winston
  • Heart of the Campus
  • Adsetts Cafe
  • Cantor (hot water point only)
  • Stoddart
  • Hallam Central
  • Collegiate Library
  • HUBS, Hideout - We have a pool table, PlayStation 4, and other games available for students to use for FREE.

Other organisations

FoodCycle Sheffield Broomhall invites everyone and anyone to attend as a guest and enjoy a FREE hot meal. You don't need a referral, just turn up.

FoodWorks is a not-for-profit entity that upcycles food to help communities thrive. Expect hot meals, barista coffees, cakes and pastries available to the public on a Pay What You Can Afford basis, with a minimum contribution of £1.

Sheffield S6 Foodbank provides three days' worth of nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are in a crisis. The foodbank provides support through their voucher referral system.

Unable to afford food, toiletries, or other essentials?

Sheffield Hallam University offers temporary assistance if you have a financial crisis. Submit your request for a £30 Tesco voucher or find out if you're eligible for alternative financial support.

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