Who we are Vision, Mission & Values Vision, Mission & Values Our vision is for everyone to have access to healthy and affordable food. Our mission is to give families access to fresh fruit & vegetables in their communities. Through the Rose Vouchers for Fruit & Veg Project we help to increase access to fruit and veg by giving families the spending power to be able to make healthier food choices. We know there is a crisis in the way people are eating, with too much junk food consumed and not enough fruit and veg. We understand that a family’s economic situation can have a direct impact on the food choices they make on a daily basis. Poor eating habits can start in early childhood and there's growing evidence that a child's capacity to learn in school is affected by what they eat. Further evidence suggests that the first 1,001 days of a child’s life from conception to age two are the most important in setting their future life chances. In England almost one in three primary-aged children are either overweight or obese. At the same time the number of families needing the support of food banks has dramatically increased. Statistics from The Trussell Trust show more than 1.2 million emergency food parcels were given to people struggling to afford essentials by food banks in the UK between 1st April and 30th September 2020, making it the busiest ever half-year period for food banks. Over 470,000 of these parcels went to children. At Alexandra Rose Charity we work directly with Children’s Centres supporting families in need, and market traders to provide weekly Rose Vouchers which can be spent on fruit and veg at local markets. We currently are able to provide Rose Vouchers in four London boroughs (Hackney, Hammersmith & Fulham, Lambeth and Southwark) as well as in areas of Liverpool and Barnsley. Everyone should have access to healthy affordable food. If you would like to support our work you can find out more about fundraising opportunities or make a donation here. Our values Innovative We have over 100 years of innovation in our history. We bring new creative ideas and approaches to meet the needs of the day and we are not afraid to try different approaches and forge new directions. Ambitious We want the best for the communities we serve, for each other, and for Alexandra Rose Charity. We believe in what we do and are confident we can create lasting impact. Reflective We learn from evaluation, our successes, and our challenges. Open & Honest We champion our success and those of others. We are prepared to learn something new every day. We do not hide from criticism or challenge and are honest about our shortfalls. Caring & Supportive We support our beneficiaries, partners and each other. We want to see positive change through our work.