We need your help - please vote for us!
We’ve been shortlisted for NatWest’s Skills & Opportunities fund to continue our Young Marketeers programme in 2019 and now we need your votes!
Follow these three simple steps to cast your vote:
1. Click here or paste this link into your browser http://skillsandopportunitiesfund.natwest.com/vote/
2. Choose a region - School Food Matters is listed under South East (not London)
3. Choose a project - look for School Food Matters and click on the vote button
Your votes will mean that more children will get the opportunity to become market traders at Borough Market, London’s oldest and most renowned food market. Our Young Marketeers will develop enterprise skills by selling school-grown produce, or tasty soups created from surplus vegetables, to raise money for FareShare, the food surplus charity. Every £ raised by our Young Marketeers will enable FareShare to provide four meals for vulnerable families.
Please vote for us! And once you’ve voted, forward this email to your friends and family so that they can vote too!
Deadline for voting is Friday 9 November at 12 noon.
In other news ...
We've just submitted our response to Ofsted's draft inspection framework calling for a renewed focus on healthy eating and food education.
The words “healthy eating” have been removed from the framework and we can find no reference to "school food", "food education" or the government’s proposed Healthy Schools Rating Scheme.
Young Food Ambassadors from across the country joined Dame Emma Thompson at Westminster to call for urgent political action on child food insecurity.