A Growing Need
Grow to Give is a community food initiative providing fresh, locally grown food to food banks and community fridges across Buckinghamshire. Food charities have faced a significant increase in demand for food since the Pandemic started.
We believe that everyone should have access to fresh food.
Local allotment and home growers sometimes end up with too much of a particular fruit or vegetable. By donating their surplus they can support local people at a very difficult time, reducing any food waste and volunteering in a healthy and safe way in their community.
In 2020 we collected an amazing 1,600 kilos of fresh food from 7 allotments in the High Wycombe and Aylesbury areas. We are hoping to collect even more in 2021!
Our local food charities also asked if we could give more ideas on how to use the fresh food. Encouraging sustainable growing and delicious but simple ways to cook with the fruit and veg are two new areas for 2021.
We'd like to give special recognition and thanks to Buckinghamshire Council and Feedback Global for funding us this year.
Susanna Geoghegan, Allotment Champion, Hogtrough Road
"It really doesn’t take much time or effort being a Champion and, with even modest donations from allotmenteers, its astonishing how much fresh produce we can collectively give"