Our Purpose

Give grants to primary schools in Sussex to fund the Adopt a School programme, delivering high quality food education directly to the children of our community.

Give grants to Hospitality Action, providing financial assistance and a range of support services to people within the hospitality industry who have found themselves in difficulty or crisis.

 
For children hungry to learn

Adopt a School

Adopt a School brings chefs and hospitality professionals into primary schools to deliver a high-quality food education programme, helping children to develop healthy eating habits, encourage an enthusiasm and interest in food, and give an insight into the hospitality industry.

By improving opportunities for children and changing a generation’s attitude to food we can go some way to combat health inequalities. Early intervention and preventative work is critical to addressing the nation’s health crisis.

Adopt a School has supported 400+ schools and 500,000 school children since 1990. 93% of schools rated the programme as ‘excellent’ and 7% rated it as ‘good’.

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Know the facts...

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Obesity is responsible for more than 30,000 deaths each year in the UK.

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By the time children finish primary school 1 in 3 are overweight or obese, with one in five children obese.

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Childhood obesity levels have more than doubled in the last 10 years.

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Hospitality Action

Hospitality Action helps thousands of people within the UK hospitality industry who find themselves in difficulty or crisis.

They offer a whole range of support services including financial grants, and counselling and advisory support, to help hospitality people back on their feet again after a setback. Over the course of the pandemic Hospitality Action has helped thousands of families put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads. They have provided a safety net for hospitality retirees facing isolation and they’ve worked hard to protect the mental and emotional wellbeing of those most vulnerable across UK hospitality.

Hospitality Action spends over £1m a year supporting more than 4,500 people in need. With a huge 130,000 employees accessing help via their Employee Assistance Programme.

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The Hospitality sector was the third largest employer in 2019 employing 3.2m people.

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Businesses within the hospitality sector are three times more likely to fail than any other sector.

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There have been over 660,000 job losses in hospitality in 2020 due to COVID-19, with revenues down 40% on average.

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