This term some of our Rights Champions took part in a sustainable food project, run
by School Food Matters. The aim of the project was to raise awareness of food
poverty in London, and raise money for FareShare, a charity that collects surplus
food from major supermarkets and food companies, and redistributes it to frontline
charities and community groups. These include homeless hostels, children’s
breakfast clubs, lunch clubs for the elderly, domestic violence refuges and
community cafés. For every £1 that FareShare raise, they are able to supply enough
food to produce four meals to vulnerable people and families.
Our Rights Champions took part in different sessions over a number of weeks,
- A tour of Borough Market, visiting various stalls to hear about where the foods
are from and the ingredients that are used.
Taking part in a training session at Borough Market, where the children were
lucky enough to taste a selection of Italian baked goods, and started to think
about different foods from different cultures.
- A visit to one of the FareShare depots, where we were able to see all of the
‘waste’ food that gets delivered. The children also helped the depot staff to
pick out an order which was then delivered to one of the charities that they
- The children chose a selection of different baked goods to make and then sell
at Borough Market to raise money for FareShare. A food quality panel from
Borough Market then visited the school to taste the baked goods before sale
- The children baked the goods at school the day before the sale, with the help
- Last Thursday the children sold their goods at Borough Market. The sale day
was a huge success, with the children selling all of their products and raising
£43, enough to produce 172 meals.
The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the project, and it was a wonderful experience for them.
Well done Rights Champions!