Community groups

Do you serve or sell food?

Voluntary and community sector groups deliver a variety of services and many serve or promote food or are working to educate and reduce food waste.

Whether you run cooking clubs, are involved in training, sell food and drinks at events, your group can act now to increase the availability and consumption of vegetables.


Educate about food waste

Support food waste education through roadshows, workshops and city campaigns and initiatives.

Good advertising

Encourage the best and restrict the worse food adverts.

Improve access to those in most need

Increase the uptake of Healthy Start Vouchers, Rose Vouchers or through other local initiatives.

Increase in land area used for growing

Increase in land area used for growing food commercially.

Increase in veg grown for sale

Increase in veg grown for sale into local caterers, restaurants, box schemes and retail.

Increase veg offer

Increase the lines, quality and display of veg in retail, particularly in deprived areas.

Monitor and reduce food waste

Initiatives to monitor and reduce food waste with a focus on vegetables.

Promote veg

Use marketing work, social media, healthy eating campaigns or events to promote veg.

Run cooking classes and training

Run cooking classes and training for veg-centred meals.

Set up a veg stand

Set up a veg stand or corner or a food co-op in your workplace or organisation.

Set up network of growing spaces

Set up or expand a network of food growing spaces.

Veg challenges and competitions

Promote competitions and challenges in your organisation, school or workplace.