BRING BACK FOOD EDUCATION
The main aim of Food Revolution Day is to raise awareness on behalf of Jamie’s charities and partners. For those who can and would like to fundraise, a £1 donation will support one of our cooking programmes to give children and adults essential cooking skills for life. Jamie Oliver’s foundations are based in the UK and the US, and work in partnership with partners in Australia working globally to bring the power of food skills to life. In a nutshell, we believe that food skills are among the most valuable things you can ever learn. Every child should learn about food, where it comes from and how it affects their bodies. And everyone should be able to learn lost or forgotten food skills whether at home, at school, at work or in the community. 100% of net funds raised through Food Revolution Day 2013 will go to food-education projects. For more information, see our promise below.
WHERE THE FUNDS WENT IN 2012
100% of Food Revolution Day 2012 funds went directly to food education projects in the UK, US and Australia. In the UK, 1,000 students in 25 schools are taking part in the Food Education Box programme launched with Abel & Cole. In the US, 9,000 kids are taking part in the Learn Your Fruits & Vegetables programme at Boys and Girls Clubs. In Australia, funds went towards the continued expansion of Jamie's Ministry of Food nationwide. There are now two teaching centres and two mobile kitchens in operation in Queensland and Victoria. Find out more here.
THE WORK OF THE FOUNDATION
We know there are lots of great charities out there who are working in local communities to keep cooking skills alive. If you’re one of these charities and want to fundraise for your programmes, or you know of one in your area and want to fundraise for them, this year you can use Food Revolution Day 2013 to do just that. We want more people to learn about food and cooking, so interested charities will need to be registered and focused on delivering food education or food growing programmes for schools and the wider community. If you want to host a Food Revolution Day fundraising activity for your local charity, just register here and once approved, it will be included as an official Food Revolution Day activity.
100% of net funds raised for Jamie’s charities, after deduction of third party transaction charges, will go to food-education projects in the UK, US and Australia. In the UK, every £1 will fund one child to do a class through the Food Education Box programme in schools, on behalf of Jamie’s School Kitchen Garden Project. In the US, every US$1 will fund one child to do a class through the Learn Your Fruits and Vegetables programme in schools and after-school programmes, on behalf of the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. In Australia, every $1 raised will help to fund the delivery of a practical hands-on cooking course for non-cooks as part of the Jamie's Ministry of Food Programme, on behalf of our partners, The Good Foundation. 100% of net funds raised for local charities, after deduction of third party transaction charges, will go directly to their programmes.
If you have questions on how funds raised through Food Revolution Day will impact local communities, check out our Frequently Asked Questions or get in touch here.