Our Global Vision: A Foodshare Bed in Every School

Join us in making our global vision a reality. Every school child learning how to grow food in school and “Growing to Give” - sowing, tending, harvesting and donating local, fresh produce to those in need in their community. From homeless shelters to children hospice, care homes to drop-in centres, the Foodshare movement joins schools with […]

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The Duchess of Cambridge Announces Royal Patronage

We are delighted that the Duchess of Cambridge has chosen to become the Royal Patron of the East Anglian’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), which includes the Milton Children’s Hospice where the Foodshare story began. In choosing her very first charity to support, the Duchess privately visited the Milton Hospice in November 2011 and announced today that […]

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Welcome to Foodshare!

What is Foodshare? Foodshare is an international not-for-profit, volunteer-powered charity where growers (schools, allotments and kitchen gardeners) partner with and donate food to local charities. Our vision is for every school to have a Foodshare Bed and for allotment holders, community and kitchen gardeners to grow a little extra and share their surpluses with a […]

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Foodshare Hits National News Headlines

Foodshare’s latest project the “Grow-Cook-Share” Day has made the front page of the BBC News website this evening. Find out about the wonderful day Milton Primary (the first school to sign up as a Foodshare School) had when they harvested their vegetables and learnt how to turn them into a tasty soup to feed 30 homeless people. […]

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Calling all Philanthropists – Join The Foodshare 50

“A wonderful scheme,” Prince Charles “A fantastic idea!” Gardeners’ Question Time, Radio 4 Are you passionate about food growing and the environment? Do you believe that every child should have access to a growing space at school to learn how to grow and appreciate the real value food? Do you believe in nurturing the caring, […]

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The End of Ugly Fruit and Veg Waste?

Every so often fans of Foodshare email us with videos that inspire and motivate. Here’s one we love – a French Supermarket with a solution to Ugly Fruit & Veg as part of the EU’s 2014 Year Against Food Waste. Bravo Intermarche! Thank you Viran for sharing this.       Tweet This Post

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Morrisons Give Bumper Crop of 10,000 Let’s Grow Vouchers For Edwalton Primary School’s Foodshare Garden 

Morrisons supermarket has teamed up with multi award winning Edwalton Primary school and FOODSHARE – a charity that helps people to grow food to give to others – to launch the school’s FLAGSHIP FOODSHARE allotment with a bumper crop of 10,000 Let’s Grow vouchers. On Wednesday 16 July, 10.30am Morrisons will present the school with […]

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The Foodshare Newsletter – Spring Into Summer 2014

Click here to read all about the latest developments with Foodshare including: – Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury announced as a Global Ambassador for Foodshare. – The Foodshare Fundraiser kicks off. Help us raise £345,000 to enable the first phase of our vision to bring Foodshare to every school child. – Foodshare Nottinghamshire launches to create […]

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BBC Interview with Global Foodshare Ambassador Dr Rowan Williams

Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, was announced as Foodshare’s first Global Ambassador today. In the interview below he talks about the importance of Foodshare in today’s world as well as two special trees to commemorate his visit to the first Foodshare School. You will also hear from Foodshare’s wonderful patron Penney Poyzer. Click […]

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Foodshare Live Online Event!

Exciting developments are afoot at Foodshare. We’re taking things to the next level and would like you to be involved. Join Mark Desvaux, Co-Founder and Chairman of Foodshare this Wednesday in a global online event and find out about Foodshare’s next vision to create a legacy of Growing to Give with 100,000s of school children. […]

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Ipswich School Foodshare Team Lead By Example

Congratulations to the Foodshare team of students at Ipswich school who have just received a grant from Ipswich Borough Council for their programme. (Click the image to see their wonderful t-shirts and Foodshare sign!) Ipswich School are an amazing example of how a school have taken the Foodshare project and made it their very own. Each […]

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Volunteers Needed for Country Shows

Foodshare has been invited to have a stand to promote the charity at 26 shows across the UK this year and we need your help! If you could help run a stand at any of the shows below, please contact us today. 2/3 Mar, Spring Food & Home Fair, Cressing Temple Barns, Witham, Essex Bank […]

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Important Public Consultation for Food Growing in Schools

Exciting news! A lot of the work we did on the Food Growing in Schools Taskforce is now coming to fruition. Today’s consultation framework, announced by the Department for Education on The National Curriculum in England, that horticulture is being specified as one of the areas that pupils should be taught key skills.  To quote… […]

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Ipswich School: A Fantastic Foodshare Case Study

Alex Johnson, a sixth-former at Ipswich School, looks at how the project has developed there. Even a Muntjac deer destroying the brand new greenhouse didn’t stop Ipswich School pupils’ enthusiasm and determination for their Foodshare project, which has run at the independent school in Suffolk for two years. “We wanted to give growers the opportunity […]

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