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Fuel for School

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Fuel for School

Fuel for School

The Real Junk Food Project By The Real Junk Food Project

Fuel fro School is sustainability project that aims to, remove hunger as a barrier to learning, educate children around the issues of food waste and enable schools to gain access to surplus food.

Lofthouse Idea stage

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The Fuel fro School project will deliver the outlined below to partnered Primary schools • Provide up to half a day training around food waste issues twice a year for the school’s named lead practitioner. • Allow the school to access online resources to further Fuel For School’s aims including model risk assessments and recipes. • Deliver an assembly to the school to highlight the aims of Fuel For School. • Provide the school staff training to highlight the aims of Fuel For School. • Secure the provision of food to the school on a weekly basis at an agreed time either during term time only or throughout the whole year. • Allow the school to use the PAYF model. • Support the school by providing advice to enable it to establish facilities such as a PAYF café or PAYF market stall. • Provide Ofsted updates to the school on issues around food and healthy eating. • Provide to the school a model policy on hunger.

What we'll deliver:

  • for every 40 schools signing up to the program 1 person will be employed at 21 hours per week
  • purchase electric vehicles to deliver food
  • develop educational pack to span over 4 years

Why it's a great idea:

Fuel for School aims to educate the next generation on food waste to combat the current environmental impacts of food over production. By diverting surplus food from landfill into Primary schools and offering education around this we can not only highlight the volume and senselessness of food waste to children, we can also allow families on low income access to surplus food on a PAYF basis. By concentrating on the environmental impacts of food waste some of the social issues of food poverty can be dealt with without highlighting or stigmatising those that need it. Inclusive environments can be created allowing everyone to feel equal and are empowered to make a change against food waste. Fuel for School will provide a range of surplus food to schools that can be made into nutritious meals. the food delivery will also support the education pack that will develop children's skills and knowledge around food, environment, cooking, nutrition, recycling and growing.

Steps to get it done:

  • Partner with and additional 40 schools in West Yorkshire

the educational pack provides a range of activities suitable for years 3,4,5 and 6. Each has been carefully designed to foster inclusion, and facilitate differentiation, and all activities support and enhance the delivery of the National Curriculum whilst empowering the next generation to make a real difference as part of TRJFP campaign against food waste. The links to the National Curriculum are identified within each individual activity set out in our educational pack. In addition to support national curriculum learning it also supports a lot of social development in children. Food is the one thing that everyone has as a common ground so it helps to break down a lot of barriers, children are able to help out with checking in the food deliveries, running market stalls, researching new foods, cooking and developing meals and much more. our current partnered schools have reported improved to engagement with others and development confidence and emotional resilience in pupils.

Location Lofthouse

About the space

Fuel for school Leeds and Bradford


Leeds City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £331,992

Fuel For School Delivery - £300,000 (90%)
Other - £31,992 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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Fuel For School Delivery
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £331,992

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