Grow, Share, Eat

Grow, Share, Eat

21st June, 2019

Headway Cambridgeshire are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded funding from The National Lottery Community Fund to help our clients run an exciting new project working in partnership with Cambridge City Food Bank.

1 in 5 people in the UK live below the poverty line and struggle to put food on the table. Headway Cambridgeshire clients have been growing fresh fruit and vegetables through our horticultural therapy programme for many years and decided they wanted to do what they could to help others in need by using their gardening skills to produce food for free.

Jon Edney, manager of Cambridge City Foodbank, said "Everybody wins through this partnership. People facing financial hardship can't afford fruit and green veg after buying the basics to survive. Through this initiative people will have access to healthy food and those growing it will have the satisfaction of knowing they are making a difference."

"Grow, Share, Eat" will see our clients and volunteers growing fresh organic produce on a local farm to support individuals and families living in food poverty. They will also be providing information and support to help others grow their own vegetables at home.

For more information on the project or to find out how you can get involved, please contact Simon Lacey on 01223 576550 or email 

I struggled with a lot of issues, especially how I felt my father’s personality had changed and Headway Cambridgeshire helped me a lot at that time in my life. They made me feel much less alone and I’ll always be grateful for that.