Monday, 2 November 2020

'Food bank'

 As manager of the Darnall Forum, I would like to say a massive thank you to all who have helped, over the past few months and especially last week, with the donations and distribution of the food, health and well-being and children's activity packs.

My thanks also go to Zahira, who has worked tirelessly in the organising of this project.  What this has shown is that as a community we can work together.  There have been volunteers from over 18 different organisations involved in the packing and distribution of these much needed packs, which is absolutely fantastic.

Once again a massive well done to all involved and we hope that we can continue to provide support to our everyone who is in need during this time.



Day 3


Day 3 - Over 60 food packs distributed. A massive thank you to Gillian and the residents of Carlton Road, Hillsborough for organising the street collection and donating tonnes of food items. Also we would like to praise Diane Latifa Haimeed and Fir Vale CC  for their kind gestures at the outset of our project. We appreciate each and everyone of you. 

 Thank you to Syd’s Fitness Centre, for collecting donations and delivering food parcels. We would like to share our gratitude to all businesses The Rhubarb Shed Cafe, The Handsworth Inn residents and charities that have worked collaboratively with us in Sheffield this week to make sure no child went hungry. Sharing is caring ️ Darnall Forum

Friday, 30 October 2020

Christmas Shopping online - help us raise funds


Don't forget that Darnall Forum is working in Partnership with Give as You Live to raise funds for the work that the Forum does.  

If you are thinking of shopping online, then go to the 'Give as you Live' and register for your free account.  You will be asked what charity you want to support and we would appreciate you selecting Darnall Forum (other charities are available to support through 'Give as You Live').

Select from the numerous stores that are available and shop as you normally would.  'Give as You Live' then gives us a percentage of your shop total, without it costing you anything!




Day 2 - A further 75 food and activity packs delivered. Successful trips to The Handsworth Inn  and The Rhubarb Shed Cafe.  Thank you for for your hospitality and the cupcakes. They tasted amazing. We appreciate you joining forces ️. 


A massive thank you to Fiona Spotswood and her team who have been giving out fresh fruit and vegetables to local families since July.  They have been running Best Start Communities Count Project in Sheffield. This is a city-wide programme aimed at giving young families from areas with greatest need a better start in life.

Thursday, 29 October 2020

Message from Zahira, who is co-ordinating our food bank


As winter approaches, the effects of Coronavirus continue to trap people in poverty. Food banks in the Trussell Trust network are forecast to provide a  staggering six emergency food parcels every minute. This cannot be right.

 In my interview this morning on the Toby Foster show I highlighted the importance of providing food packs to struggling families and how it’s never the child’s fault. I shared that Darnall Forum will strive to ensure no family goes to sleep on a empty stomach.

A massive thank you to Community champion Morrisons Meadowhead, Lucy Gibson and the staff at Morrisons for their extremely generous donation. We could not do this without your amazing support. 

Thank you to Sheffield Libraries, Archives & Information for donating children books. The smiles on the young people’s face shows the difference we are collectively making to their lives.

Thank you to our local MP Clive Betts for the food donations and attending to support our initiatives.

Thank you to Natasha Iqbal for baking chocolate brownies and providing desserts for our volunteers.

 A big Thank You to Kinder Kalsi  Gina Kalsi, Adeel Kahn Yasmeen Ali Ana Yousaf Farha Iqbal Sohail Mumtaz Zee Zaman Syd Khaan Manuch Manuch Hadis Lk for helping with packing and delivering food parcels and children’s activity packs. Over 150 packs were made today. We have a great team and will continue to support the most vulnerable in our communities. We are always here to help

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Pathway 2 Success - Employment support programme


If you are currently out of work and need one-to-one support then  the Pathway 2 Success programme is for you.  This is a totally free service for people living in S9.  If you are interested, click on the link below and complete the form and I will get back to you. (Copy and paste the link into your browser)



Monday, 26 October 2020

End Child Poverty