We worked with 3 partner organisations offering weekly Abundance Training/Drop In Sessions, where people gained life and job skills and met friendly faces. Our Community Partners were Shipshape (Sharrow), Parson Cross Initiative, and Timebuilders (City Centre/Upperthorpe).
Certificates for participation with skills learned were awarded.
Abundance also harvested and made chutney city-wide through our volunteer network.
We rescued over 1.4 tonnes of fruit from going to waste.
We shared over 500kg with 59 community groups across Sheffield.
We held 41 harvests, 6 apple juicings, 13 appley cooking sessions, 9 preserve-making sessions and 1 cider pressing. 24 Abundancers gained formal training in Harvest Coordination, Chutney Making, Food Hygiene and Community Fruit Sharing.
Throughout 2016, we engaged over 200 volunteers in our fruity gathering, sharing and enjoying!