What’s Happening

Our network of initiatives

Your Planet Doctors: Community growing for health and wellbeing

Your Planet Doctors CIC has been working hard since 2021 to address worsening mental health and food insecurity by connecting communities with opportunities to grow food.

Healthy Start needs a fresh start

With food insecurity and food prices rising at an alarming rate, Healthy Start payments need to increase, more people need to be on the scheme and outstanding issues caused by the digitisation need to be urgently fixed.

Simply Veg: Join Veg Power’s new campaign for lasting change

Veg Power want to turn the success of their 'Eat Them to Defeat Them' campaign into long-lasting change, and make sure that every child in the UK gets one more portion of veg every single day.

Leeds say "Just One More!"

FoodWise Leeds have been busy encouraging their local community to enjoy "just one more" portion of veg every day - with big ambitions in the coming months!

Subsidising fruit and veg could help us all be healthier

New research suggests that subsidising fruit and vegetables could be the way forward for healthier diets.

Veg Cities clocks 500 pledges!

We’re pleased to announce that Veg Cities has reached its 500th pledge, thanks to the hard work of communities up and down the country. Could you be the next pledger?

Has Healthy Start been fixed yet?

The recent digitisation of the Healthy Start voucher scheme has been plagued with issues, leaving thousands of families without cards or declined at check outs. On the back of our letter with the Food Foundation to Health Secretary Sajid Javid asking for immediate fixes, we check in on the progress and lay out what needs to be done next.

Beet climate change by Switching Up Your Lunch!

On the 13th June, the fourth annual #SwitchUpYourLunch pledge is returning to Oxfordshire. Businesses and organisations all over the county will pledge to switch their lunch to vegetarian and vegan meals for the planet. Could you run a #SwitchUpYourLunch campaign in your area too?

Cost of living is driving down vegetable consumption

A new report by VegPower has found that that the increased price of groceries has reduced fresh vegetable purchasing across the UK, with nearly half of lower income families buying less fresh veg.

Over 300,000 families could miss out on free food scheme as digital switch over fails

As the cost of living crisis deepens, more than 300,000* families in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are set to miss out on a free food scheme they are eligible for as a digital switch over has gone badly wrong.