Free Food Forever
Revolutionising how people eat & source their own food
In 2015, we won an Appetite for Change Award through Unltd, the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK. The award was to enable The Family Foraging Kitchen to begin our social enterprise programme, Free Food Forever.
This programme enables us to provide free, funded spaces on each of our wild food and cookery walks to low- and no-income households, offering them the opportunity to learn to forage for free. We teach individuals and groups how to indentify, collect, and both sustainably and safely begin introducing wild foods into their diets, enabling them to reduce their food bills and improve their well-being.
Then, in 2017, we were awarded further investment from The Shackleton Foundation, allowing us not only the tools to provide a greater number of free wild food sessions within schools and colleges, but to allow us more investment towards our Free Food Forever programme.
Free Food Forever places are also supported by a small portion of our course ticket costs and, with each wild food walk ticket sold, customers are helping households in our community to participate and reduce the risks of food poverty. Additionally, course places are allocated with total anonymity, making Free Food Forever attendees indiscernible from paying customers.
Free foraging walks
(2015 – Present)
Wild foods are empowering.
They enable residents to improve their diets, reduce their food bills, and connect with nature. And, as the cost of living continues to rise, we believe that foraging is even more important, being able to help those facing food insecurity to reconnect with nature and empower themselves with the sustainable and wild sourcing of food.
As such, we continue to offer free attendance on our foraging walks for low- and no-income households across Cornwall.
To apply to our Free Food Forever initiative, please fill out the form below.