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The Jamie Oliver Foundation is a registered charity (no. 1094536) whose mission is to educate and empower as many people as possible to love and enjoy good food. This means learning how to cook, understanding where food comes from, and recognizing the power it can have on our health, happiness, and even finances. We do this through teaching, training and employment, and also by making good clear information available to as many people as possible.
Initiatives supported by the Jamie Oliver Foundation include:
The Fifteen Restaurants (established 2002)
It costs £30,000 to recruit, support, train and graduate one Fifteen Apprentice. The Jamie Oliver Foundation works alongside the commercial Fifteen Restaurant to fund these important apprenticeships that offer a new start to unemployed and untrained young people aged 18-24.
Started in 2002 with a London restaurant, there are now three Fifteen Restaurants around the world – and the enterprise has grown year-on-year, to include more young people and offer more opportunities.
Jamie's School Dinners / Feed Me Better (established 2003)
When Jamie’s TV show, Jamie’s School Dinners, uncovered the absolutely shocking quality of the food that children were being fed in school canteens across the UK, Jamie launched a campaign to demand government intervention. His Feed Me Better campaign was the driving force behind the creation of the School Food Trust, whose mission is: “To transform school food and food skills, promote the education of health of children and young people and improve the quality of food in schools."
Jamie's Ministry of Food UK (established 2008)
Ministry of Food is all about getting people cooking again, showing us that anyone and everyone can learn to cook - that it’s fun, cool and economical and helps you, your mates and your family live a healthier life. Jamie uses it to promote the idea of ‘Pass It On’, encouraging everyone to share their cooking skills and to teach friends what they have learnt. There are Ministry of Food centres dotted across the UK and opening in other countries in the near future.
Jamie's Food Revolution (established 2010)
As if the UK wasn’t challenging enough, Jamie's Food Revolution combines the ambitions of both the Ministry of Food and Jamie's School Dinners and takes them across the Atlantic to take on the obesity epidemic in America.
Funded solely by donations made from the US, the campaign seeks to educate people about food and cooking. It addresses the quality of the food served in schools and aims to inspire food retailers to provide good quality, fresh, local food to their customers.
You can read more about each of the Jamie Oliver Foundation on the Jamie Oliver website and about the individual campaign by following the links below:
Jamie’s School Dinners
Ministry of Food
Jamie’s Food Revolution