This month’s Community Fund Focus is one of our newest recipients — School Food Matters, a food education charity based in London. Founded in 2007 with a mission to ensure that every child enjoys fresh, sustainable food at school, School Food Matters has been a Vegware Community Fund recipient since September 2016.
School Food Matters receives a monetary donation from Vegware’s Community Fund every month to help them with their core costs. Project Assistant Gaby Woolf explains this keeps the charity going:
“It’s exciting to find a fund that it happy to contribute to the bits and bobs that keep a small charity running. Vegware’s Community Fund keeps us connected to our community by funding our internet and phone costs. The support is invaluable as it means we can be super responsive and spread the word about our food education programmes.”
With their communication costs covered, School Food Matters can get on with what they do best — developing and delivering food education programmes for schools. Gaby explains,
“Our quest is to introduce children and their families to the joys of growing, cooking, eating and sharing delicious fresh food so that they learn to make healthier choices, value food and waste it less. All programmes include hands-on cooking and food growing and will often include a visit to a working farm.”
With the Community Fund’s ongoing support, the charity will continue its good work in London and beyond. Their new enterprise project for secondary school students called Know Your Onions is set to launch in 2017, aiming to support schools to develop food growing spaces. Vegware is delighted to support School Food Matters and the work that they do. You can find regular updates on their work here.
The Vegware Community Fund supports sustainability in its broadest sense, offering regular funding or product donations to charities and not-for-profit organisations from Ayrshire to the Amazon. Watch our film, below, or find out more about the Fund and how to apply on the Community Fund website.