First Bus in Sheffield supports three local foodbanks this Christmas

  • First Bus in Sheffield have donated Christmas meals for Church Food Hub, S2 Foodbank and S20 Food bank.
  • The food was supplied by Asda in Handsworth who also gifted mince pies towards the donation.
  • Sheffield’s Lord Mayor Cllr C Ross was in attendance, along with Clive Betts, MP for the Sheffield South-East.
  • First Bus operate several bus routes in these areas.

First Bus in Sheffield will once again be supporting local foodbanks this Christmas.

  • Church Food Hub in Woodhouse,
  • Tannery Street, S2 Foodbank at St. Swithun’s Church,
  • Burngreave, and S20 Foodbank in Mosborough.

Foodbanks are a vital lifeline in communities providing food parcels and support for individuals and families in need.

First Bus in Sheffield who run regular services where the food banks are located, are providing Christmas meals on the lead up to Christmas, being  distributed by the foodbank to those in need.

In addition, on the lead up to Christmas Eve, the bus operator has had Santa driving around the city on a dedicated Christmas bus with his helpers, handing out chocolates/sweets to passengers – wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Rosey Andrassy from the Food Hub in Woodhouse said: “I would like to say a big thank you to First Bus Sheffield for their generous donation of 24 Christmas meals, and the support given by Asda at Handsworth, which will provide those clients in most need with a hot festive Christmas meal.”

Spokesperson for the S2 Foodbank said,  

"I would like to thank you so much for the Christmas meals that First Bus are donating to our clients that use our S2 Foodbank. Our clients and their children will be so grateful for your generosity and kindness over this Christmas time and I’m sure your donation will help go towards making their Christmas a special time for them.

Spokesperson for the S20 Foodbank said, 

"We are very grateful for the generosity of First Buses in assisting us in providing Christmas Lunch Hampers to our clients this Christmas. This will make a massive difference to individuals and families in enabling them to have everything that they need to enjoy a Christmas meal this year."


Rob Hughes, Operations Director at First Bus said,

"It has been a challenging year for a lot of people with the cost-of-living crisis, high utility bills and food prices at their highest they have been for many years.

“Many people will be struggling to put a Christmas meal on the table for their families this year, and we wanted to help. Local foodbanks provide a fantastic service in our communities all year round and we wanted to do out bit to support them by providing a Christmas meal for people who are in need.

“In addition, we wanted to spread a little Christmas cheer on the lead up to the festive season, thanking our customers for travelling with us. Santa and his helpers will be out and about on our buses giving out sweets and chocolate and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has travelled with us over the last year and wish you and your families a peaceful and prosperous new year for 2024”.

Clive Betts, MP for Sheffield South East said,

First Bus should be congratulated for once again acting to help families in need over Christmas, I see on a daily basis families struggling with bills that they simply cannot pay. I hope First Bus provides an example for others to follow.