Food4families works with local communities, schools and individuals to help them to sustainably grow their own food and improve their wellbeing.

We are a part of RISC (Reading International Solidarity Centre), a leading charity and community hub in Reading's town centre.

We support a network of Community Gardens across Reading to engage local people to access safe green spaces to learn and grow in. Since 2009 we have supported over 10,000 people to learn to grow in their local communities and built more than 25 growing spaces.

Our team of experienced Garden Tutors, Outdoor Practitioners and Community Engagers work with local people to overcome barriers to the outdoors and equip them with skills and confidence.

Through our Veg4Reading project, with the help of our network of volunteers, we have grown 1.75 tonnes of fresh fruit and veg for food banks in the past year.

We are proud members of the Reading Green Wellbeing Network, delivering Green Care and nature-based interventions to people with a wide range of needs in and around Reading.


All of our policies are available to download: 

Safeguarding Children Policy

Safeguarding Adults Policy

Food4Families Safeguarding Contacts

Date Protection Policy

Grievance Policy

RISC Complaints Procedure

Whistle Blowing Policy

RISC Covid-19 Risk Assessment 

Food4Families Covid-19 Risk Assessment 


Coley Park Community Garden Risk Assessment 

Erleigh Road Community Garden Risk Assessment 

F4F Training Base Risk Assessment 

Gosbrook Growers Risk Assessment 

Katesgrove Community Allotment Risk Assessment 

Lavender Place Risk Assessment

Southcote Growallot Risk Assessment

The Weller Centre Risk Assessment 

Whitley Growallot Risk Assessment