Family Stories

How Rose Vouchers help Moira’s family

“My granddaughter likes strawberries, bananas, all the fruit! I’ll buy a punnet of strawberries and blueberries with the vouchers for her to enjoy.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Abduselam’s family

“The Rose Vouchers are helping. I was getting eight vouchers per week, it’s good. We just had our third child a few weeks ago, so we will get some extra vouchers now to help.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Leeanne’s family

“My little girl, she loves her fruit. I’m trying to introduce her to more vegetables. I take her to the market, and she’ll pick up what she wants to eat and use the Rose Vouchers to buy it.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Zoe’s family

“I’d never heard of Rose Vouchers before, then I went on maternity leave and started going to the Family Hubs. I asked if any financial support was available and was introduced to Rose Vouchers.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Jeanette’s family

“We have two young children and get 32 vouchers a month; that’s £32 for fruit and vegetables. This saves us a lot.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Kirshar’s family

“It’s only been a month since I started getting Rose Vouchers, and they are already making a difference.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Leyla’s family

“I’ve collected my Rose Vouchers every week for the last two years for my daughter, and now I’ve had my baby, I collect my vouchers for my baby too.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help a family in Hackney

“On my first day visiting the children’s centre, a key worker told me about Rose Vouchers. I saw a lot of parents using the vouchers and thought I’d have a try as I hadn’t heard about it before.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Jeanine’s family

“I’ve been collecting my Rose Vouchers every week for nearly three years. I first started getting them for my daughter and now also have them for my son.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Joyce’s family

“Rose Vouchers encourage me to always buy fruit, which I didn’t do much before I had the vouchers. It’s unusual for us not to have fruit at home now.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Susan’s family

“Now my children really enjoy having fruit and veg, and when I’m about to run out, they tell me so we can get more.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Zoe’s family

“I’d be lost without the Rose Vouchers. I have four children, and with my friend Rachel, we put our Rose Vouchers together and buy what we need for our children.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Danielle’s family

“I collect my Rose Vouchers every week and go straight to the fruit & veg van.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Abbie’s family

“I feel guilty if I can’t put a bit of veg on the side; without it, meals could just be processed food, and I want them to have their 5-a-day.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Rumana’s family

“My daughter loves watermelon and strawberries. Just this morning I have been to the market to buy her some watermelon with my Rose Vouchers.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Alicia’s family

“Seeing all the fruit and veg at the market out on display is inspiring and helps encourage us to try different things.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Mary’s family

“The Rose Vouchers are just for fruit and veg, so they make you try something new and include more fruit and veg in your diet.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Amal’s family

“Rose Vouchers are helping us. I was pregnant with my daughter when I first went to the children’s centre to register for the vouchers.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Maira’s family

“Now that I have my Rose Vouchers, I can buy fruit and veg that I wouldn’t usually be able to buy, for example, avocados.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers have helped Elsa’s family

“Rose Vouchers have helped with the variety of fruit and veg I can offer my children at home.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Kelly’s family

“I saw a leaflet at my daughter’s nursery about free fruit and veg, and I thought, let’s go for that! Since having the Rose Vouchers, my daughter has tried more fruit and veg.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Fatima’s family

“Before we had the Rose Vouchers, we might get some apples and bananas, but now I can confidently say I can allow the kids to have fruit and veg every day.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Eniola’s family

“As soon as I get the vouchers, I quickly rush down to Dalston market and get the fresh fruit and veg I need. It’s really helping my kids.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Abeer’s family

“We’ve been able to buy lots of different fruit and veg, and the whole family are now eating healthily.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Karen’s family

“I don’t feel guilty anymore as I’m giving my kids a healthy and fresh meal every day. I’m cooking from scratch now rather than just heating food up.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Fatima’s family

“I feel happy to get the vouchers. I used to go to friends and family and see different fruit they had that we couldn’t get, but now we can buy them.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Rezaul’s family

“I use my Rose Vouchers at Dalston market, they’re really good. The traders are helpful and friendly.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Stephanie’s family

“My daughter is lactose intolerant so getting extra fruit and veg to give her the calcium she needs is really good.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Aneta’s family

“It’s so tight with money at the moment; I’m not expecting things for free. When I first heard I could get Rose Vouchers, I didn’t think it was true.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Elina’s family

“We can’t buy as much fruit and veg in the supermarket as it’s expensive, but we can get more at the market using Rose Vouchers.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Kareen’s family

“My kids love the Rose Vouchers. I give my kids two vouchers each, and they say, “mum can I get oranges?” and with the vouchers, they can go and buy them.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Chinyere’s family

“I love avocados. I use the Rose Vouchers to buy the food I can’t afford.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers are helping Manel’s family

“I found myself buying more fruit and veg, it’s really made a difference in what my children are eating.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Abdullah’s family

“It’s a nice idea to have vouchers for families on limited or low incomes. It takes some of the trouble away from buying what I need. I know it’s not much, but it does make a difference.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Fatima’s family

“Rose Vouchers are a blessing. I don’t have to worry about being able to afford fruit and veg.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Anika’s family

“I just think that Rose Vouchers are amazing. They really, really help us dramatically.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Louise’s family

“Having the Rose Vouchers is so, so helpful. With the vouchers I know I can buy the veg I need.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Sham’s family

“We have more fruit and veg in the house now, and the money I’ve saved using the Rose Vouchers has gone towards other essentials, like nappies.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Maxine’s family

“The Rose Vouchers are making a difference. They free up money so I can pay other bills and sometimes I do get some tropical fruit, to have something different.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Olivia’s family

“Rose Vouchers have definitely made a difference. Without the vouchers we wouldn’t be able to have fruit as often as we do.” Read…

Testimonials from East Street Market families

“It’s so much fun for her to pick her own veggies, especially during COVID. Sometimes we just go because she enjoys it. Supermarkets are not the same.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Moira’s family

“When I go to collect my vouchers, it’s welcoming, a real community. Everybody knows each other.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Leeanne’s family

Before having the vouchers my children didn’t eat fruit, but now I have fruit in the fruit bowl.  Read…

A Rose Voucher Journey in Glasgow

“The Rose Vouchers are very helpful, the staff from Church House are very generous and try to involve all the families, so they know about the vouchers.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Rachael’s family

“I buy more variety of fruit and veg now I have the vouchers. Seeing all the fruit and veg displayed nicely lets me see what I want to try.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Daisy’s family

“The Rose Vouchers have been a huge help. I’ve always worked, never been on benefits and didn’t know where to ask for help.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Ada’s family

I lost my job during the first lockdown due to Covid. I was so grateful to find out about the Rose Vouchers from my children’s centre. Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Kelly’s family

“The children are now eating 10 times more fruit, including berries and strawberries, which can be expensive. I feel we are eating healthier.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers helped Melinda’s family

“I grew up having homemade soup every day, and it’s so nice to be able to make this for my daughter.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers helped Esther’s family

“The baby loves carrots. It’s really nice she can have the vouchers. It makes a big difference, just knowing they’re there when you need it.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers helped Lina’s family

“Using the Rose Vouchers is very easy and helps a lot. It’s a big deal as a single parent to have more choice to buy different things.” Read…

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How Rose Vouchers helped Louise’s family

“Before I couldn’t afford to get enough meat and veg and everything. I was skipping meals to be able to afford to get enough fruit and veg and meat for the kids.” Read…

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How Rose Vouchers helped Susan’s family

“At the market I can get more than at the supermarket. Whole bowls of fruit for £1. Before I had the vouchers I didn’t have enough fruit and veg for everyone in my family, now I do.” Read…

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How Rose Vouchers helped Kimberly’s family

“With the vouchers I buy more veg, even though I don’t really like vegetables, I’m now trying to eat more as my youngest son likes his veg. It’s helped change our whole family’s diet.” Read…

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How Rose Vouchers helped Bushra’s family

“The Rose Vouchers were recommended to me during the Coronavirus crisis by the Community Manager at the children’s centre I use. I’m pregnant and have a three year old daughter.” Read…

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How Rose Vouchers helped Ferdaushi’s family

“We didn’t have the Rose Vouchers before, but my four-year-old daughter has a chronic cough and asthmatic problems, so I am worried about going out.” Read…

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How Rose Vouchers helped Tanya’s family

“I have a three year old son who loves vegetables, because of my financial situation I wasn’t able to buy as much as we needed.” Read…

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How Rose Vouchers help Maxine’s family

“Before I received Rose Vouchers, I couldn’t afford to splash out on fruit and veg.” Read…

How Rose Vouchers have helped Eylem’s family

“Our family’s diet has changed a lot over the year that we have been using Rose Vouchers. My boys now eat more vegetables.” Read…

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Rose Vouchers in action

A mum from Southwark shares how Rose Vouchers have benefited her family. Read…

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Testimonials from families

Families from around the UK share the difference Rose Vouchers have made to their family. Read…

How Rose Vouchers help Lamratu’s family

A mother from Hackney shares her story of how Rose Vouchers have made her twin boys healthier. Read…

Abieyuwa’s Story – Southwark Rose Vouchers Project

“With Rose Vouchers, you get to make a choice of fruit and vegetables.” Read…