Become a supporter of The Country Food Trust

If you would like to help us achieve our aim of feeding 1 million people in our first five years then please consider becoming a key supporter, an accredited shoot or simply help us by donating anything you can afford. Every pound we receive helps us feed more people in need with our delicious meals so please look at the donate section below to see how you can help. All supporters will receive our quarterly newsletter if they wish.

As a supporter, you may also nominate charities that you wish to receive our food. We are always looking for deserving charities and people we can help. Please see our leaflet.

Become a Key Supporter of The Country Food Trust

Using a low yearly subscription, we hope that the whole community will be part of a charity that in addition to feeding people in need gives the countryside community something positive to support.

If you own or work for a company or are an individual that would like to help us please consider becoming a Key Supporter. The annual cost is £750 and your name or logo will be featured on our Supporters’ page unless you wish to be anonymous. Please see a list of our current supporters.

You will also receive a certificate for your office from The Country Food Trust stating that you are a Key Supporter.

As part of your Corporate and Social Responsibility we would be delighted to donate our food to charities that you may nominate as a Corporate Supporter. 

To become a Key Supporter – please send your contacts details, logo and the website address you would like to display beneath your logo to us here

Become an Accredited Shoot of The Country Food Trust

Using a low yearly subscription, we hope that all shoots will consider being part of a charity that in addition to feeding people in need gives the countryside community something so positive to support. Accredited Shoots help raise money and awareness and can also donate their birds to us under our Going Local Scheme.

If you own or work for a shoot that would like to help us please consider becoming an Accredited Shoot. The annual cost is £750 and your shoot name or logo will be featured on our Accredited Shoot page unless you wish to  be anonymous. Please see a list of our current accredited shoots.

Shoots can either pay a yearly subscription or collect the money over the season from guns and clients using sweepstakes or any other method.

You will also receive a certificate for your shoot from The Country Food Trust stating that you are an Accredited Shoot and the number of people you have helped feed in the season as well as our annual supporters badge.

To become an Accredited Shoot – please send your contacts details, logo and the website address you would like to display beneath your logo to us here

To find out more about our Going Local Scheme for Shoots please click here.

Going Local Scheme (formerly The Country Food Trust Initiative)

AN INTRODUCTION TO OUR GOING LOCAL SCHEME

Since we started this charity, our supporters have asked us if we can take in their birds and use them to feed to people in need. Unfortunately this does not work as the costs of collection and distribution are simply too high and traceability becomes an issue.  However using the Going Local Scheme (GLS) we hope to unite local shoots, game dealers and charities to use game to feed people more efficiently and in local areas.

The Going Local Scheme (GLS) asks shoots to work with their local game dealer to produce local game meat they can donate to local charities feeding local people in need.

Last shooting season we delivered over 15 tonnes of frozen and chilled meat to charities that cook for people in need. It allowed us to create 150,000 meals and helped shoots feed local people in need. This Going Local Scheme is on top of the casserole and curry ready meals that we are distributing nationally.  It works as follows:

Shoots tell the CFT the name of the local dealer they want to use and we confirm we can use that dealer. The shoots then donate money to the Country Food Trust based on the knowledge that it costs about £1 to process a bird into diced meat. How much money they donate and how they raise the money is up to them and but we would suggest a minimum donation of £750 per shoot.

Because the meat is entering the human food chain and needs to be traceable, the meat in this scheme must go through a regulated game dealer. Once nominated the CFT contacts the dealer to negotiate the price of the meat and the specifications required.

We use the donated money to buy meat from the dealer during the season and deliver it to local charities that cook for people in need. Those that do not cook can receive our ready meals lieu so we can help local charity in whatever format suits them. We also use distribution charities like FareShare and The Felix Project to help us distribute our food.

Charities that receive meat also receive a copy of our Game Recipe Book. It is designed for chefs in charity kitchens with limited equipment and ingredients. Famous chefs including Mark Hix, Prue Leith, Rick Stein, Tim Maddams & Brian Turner have donated recipes.

The CFT and the local Ambassador will manage and support the relationship between the shoot, game dealer and the charities feeding people in need and find the charities that would like game meat and manage distribution.

At the end of every season the participating shoots will receive a certificate showing how many people they have helped to feed in the prior season. We will also arrange for the local media to be involved and let them know about the number of people that each initiative has fed thus celebrating the local partnership.

The CFTI is run with the incredible help and backing of the GunsOnPegs team, who have donated their time and technology for free so if you would like to participate and find out more then please let us know by contacting The GunsOnPegs Team

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How does it work?

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