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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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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Foodshare Case Study in Government Taskforce report

The folllowing case study about Foodshare is featured on Page 14 of the new report just released by the Government-support Food Growing in Schools taskforce.     Tweet This Post

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Foodshare in the News

Welcome to the Foodshare Media Centre. Below you will find links to all TV, Radio and Press articles about Foodshare:   2012 Government Food Growing in Schools Taskforce: Foodshare featured in Government Taskforce Report Girlguiding: Girlguides get their wellies on with Foodshare 2011 BBC News: National News Front Page feature ITV News: School Soup Kitchen […]

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Food Growing in Schools Taskforce Releases Report

Eighteen months ago, Foodshare, along with a small group of food and education charities met with the Government to urge them to support the setting up of a Taskforce to explore the benefits of Food Growing in Schools, with a vision of every school child having direct experience of growing food in school.  The meeting resulted in the formation […]

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Foodshare Welcomes Girlguiding UK

Welcome to Foodshare! You have probably read about Foodshare in the Volunteering section of your new “Together We Can” Book. We are delighted that you are ready to get your wellies on for Foodshare to help produce fresh produce to local charities as well as helping the environment. This special Foodshare Girlguiding section will give […]

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