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Community Fund – School Food Matters – June update

Last month, 500 children gathered at Westminster Abbey’s magical College Garden for a picnic to celebrate their 10th Birthday. It was a true celebration of all things food with tasty picnic treats galore and enough food education fun to last an academic year!

Tom Aikens was on hand to judge the best picnic and they all joined together for a great big Carrot Crunch; 500 folk simultaneously crunching on a raw carrot. Read all about it here – http://schoolfoodmatters.org/news/our-10th-birthday-picnic

Community Fund – School Food Matters – January Update

Borough Market traders were given a run for their money on February 7 when four local schools set up shop for the second year of the Young Marketeers Winter Sale. With pots full of soup and baskets of freshly baked bread, the primary and secondary students showed off their selling prowess, raising a very impressive £494 for FareShare. That means 1976 meals can be distributed to vulnerable families across the capital made from surplus food.

Southwark School Soup Sales Day at Borough Market
Cllr Kath Whittam Mayor of Southwark attends
Southwark School Soup Sales Day at Borough Market
Southwark School Soup Sales Day at Borough Market

Community Fund – School Food Matters – December Update

Pupils from  St Saviour’s and St Olave’s School with Nicole Pisani  names  withheld school rules
Pupils from
St Saviour’s and St Olave’s School with Nicole Pisani
names withheld school rules

This month sees our Winter Sale schools visit iconic Borough Market for the next element of the Young Marketeers programme. Students from two secondary and two primary schools will enjoy a master class from chef Nicole Pisani on how to create delicious soups from surplus veg and a bread making class from the team at Bread Ahead bakery school. The recipes each school come up with will then be assessed by Borough Markets Food Quality Team.

Community Fund – School Food Matters – November Update

fareshare-depot-1December marks the start of the second year of our Young Marketeers Winter Sale involving four schools in Southwark. Later this month, each school will be visiting the Fareshare London depot where they will witness what happens to the nearly 8,000 tonnes of food saved from waste and understand of the challenge of food poverty. All the money they raise at the Sale Day in February will be used FareShare to re-distribute meals to vulnerable families across the capital.

Community Fund – School Food Matters – October Update

onion-boy-picNovember sees the launch of our brand new enterprise project for secondary school students, Know Your Onions. The programme will support schools develop food growing spaces and, with the help of a professional chef, give them top tips on how to cook what they harvest.  Students will also get the chance to see food growing at scale with a visit to a Market Garden in London to develop ideas on how to make their school gardens more productive and planet friendly.  At the end of the school year, students will harvest and sell their produce at their local street markets to raise money for more food education activities.

Community Fund – School Food Matters – September Update

img_8316The 5th anniversary of our Young Marketeers Harvest Sale was a huge success this month with our tiny market traders raising £395 for food surplus charity FareShare. Students from 15 schools across London set up shop at Borough Market to sell their school-grown Autumn produce which included plenty of pumpkins, squash, apples, beetroot. Back in the Spring, schools received gardening training from Blue Peter Gardener, Chris Collins and a visit to borough Market to learn trade secrets on how to create a winning stall. An eye-opening visit to the FareShare depot showed students how the money they would raise would be used.

Community Fund – School Food Matters – August Update

Schools to Market has just celebrated another fantastic Market Day.

Our enterprising young people from 32 schools across London and Cheltenham made a very impressive £2,292.30 for their food education programmes selling chutneys and sauces at their local Whole Foods Market. Chutneys came in many different varieties from Beetroot, Apple and Ginger to Strawberry and Red Onion along with a rather special Mint Sauce!

Here are some quotes from the day-

‘Working as a group on the project was the best part. And visiting the farm, I had never been to one before’ Y4 student Our Lady of Victories Primary School

‘I thought I hated chutney but I love it now!’ Nelson Primary Y5 student

 Our four final primary schools from Scotland will be selling their chutneys & sauces on September 22 at Whole Foods Market Giffnock from 11.30-1.30pm .