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Student Eats Food Enterprise Impact Report

Student Eats Food Enterprise programme is one of 31 projects funded through the £33 million Our Bright Future portfolio managed by Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts on behalf of the National Lottery Community Fund. This report showcases the impact achieved by all involved in the programme over the five years of funding.

The 65 sustainable food social enterprises, supported by SOS-UK, Sustain and the Soil Association through the Student Eats programme have together...

  • Sold over £150,000 worth of sustainable food
  • Diverted over 11 tonnes of food from landfill
  • Created or improved 58 food growing sites
  • Enabled over 3000 young people to improve their employability skills
  • Volunteered more than 37,000 hours of their time
  • Reported shifts of around 30% towards more positive sustainable food behaviours

To find out more details of how the programme worked and what it achieved, please scroll down and download the full report.

Interested in starting a sustainable food enterprise? Have a look at our resources and learn more about setting up a grow to sell, preserve to sell or cook to sell social enterprise. For more details and support, check out our training session to establish a social enterprise via the Learning Academy and our food and farming pages.


SOS-UK Student Eats Food Enterprise - Impact report