In 2023, as part of Cornish Pasty Week, we introduced the Cornish Pasty Community Fund, with pasty makers raising a whopping £14,500 for a local food charity. This year the fund will support a new initiative to encourage cookery within Cornish schools.
Funds raised during Cornish Pasty Week 2024 will provide schools across Cornwall and Scilly with the resources they need to offer children regular cooking activities, whether that is to buy equipment and ingredients or to run cooking clubs or other fun food initiatives.
Professional pasty makers will also host sessions in schools teaching children how to make Cornish pasties.
Anyone making or selling genuine Cornish pasties is invited to participate by agreeing to donate either a specific amount of money from every Cornish pasty sold during the week, or a fixed lump sum of their choice, to the Cornish Pasty Community Fund and the new schools initiative.
The minimum donation is 1p per Cornish pasty sold. Schools will be able to apply for a share of the Community Fund simply by filling in an online form, saying how much money they need and what it will be used for.
We will select the winning bids against a set of agreed criteria. If you make or sell genuine Cornish pasties and would like to be part of this initiative, all you need to do is contact us for more details.
“As well as offering local schools an opportunity to put regular cooking activities back onto the schedule, the Cornish Pasty Community Fund will help the next generation to understand more about food, nutrition, preparation and cooking skills, food production and manufacturing and, of course, what goes into a Cornish pasty and why it’s so special.”
The minimum donation is 1p per Cornish pasty sold. Let us know if you will be running with this or would like to offer more, or a fixed sum.
We will provide details about how your donation should be sent to us. Once we know you are on board we will send you an electronic tool kit that includes: – Logos – Social media banners/icons/tags/hashtags and posters. We will run a supporting marketing campaign including social media activity and media relations.
We will feature all participating producers and outlets in the campaign so please be sure to send us: – Your company logo – Any relevant imagery – Your social media account details (for us to tag you and share your posts).
We would also love to hear from you if you would like to get involved in any activities with local schools during Cornish Pasty Week.
Don’t forget it’s St Piran’s Day on Sunday 5th March – what better day to shout about Cornish pasties? Let us know how much money you have raised so that we can do an end of campaign round-up of everyone’s efforts.
All funds raised by makers and bakers during Cornish Pasty Week will go straight towards the Cornish Pasty Community Fund.
|West Cornwall Pasty Company
|Ginsters & the Cornwall Bakery
|Cornish Premier Pasties
|Oggy Oggy Pasties
|Great Cornish Food Store
|The Cornish Pasty Store
|The Pasty House
|The Cornish Pasty Company
|The Pasty Cove
The Cornish Company