School Food Matters

School Food Matters delivers education programmes to get children cooking, growing and out onto a farm. Primary school children are introduced to market traders and gardeners and to growing their own produce in schools. Schools set up at Stroud Market and sell their produce to their local community, raising money for the Long Table, which fights loneliness and poverty through food. The Long Table teaches the power of food for good in the community. On Market Day, pupils sell their produce and meet the public. Rosary, St Roses, Cashes Green and Leonard Stanley Primary Schools took part in the 2023 programme. All schools have high numbers of children eligible for free school meals.  Duncan Munro, HCG Trustee, met pupils at Cashes Green School to present a cheque for £1,000 for the School Food Matters 2023 programme and help with some gardening.