Ethical Catering

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 22nd Feb - 7th March 2021

Choose the world you want

This year's fair is all about highlighting the growing challenges that climate change brings to farmers and workers in the communities Fairtrade foundation works with. 

The facts are straightforward. 

  • Climate change is one of their biggest challenges right now. 
  • Low prices for their crops mean that they are struggling to fight back. 
  • Only with more money will they feel equipped to meet their everyday needs and deal with the challenges they face from climate change.  

The Fairtrade Foundation works to raise the voices of farmers and workers and prioritise what they need to respond to the environmental crises unfolding in already vulnerable communities.

This Fortnight, we are asking you to ‘Choose the World You Want’ and use your voice to tell others about the challenges that farmers face from climate change. 

Join our annual fairtrade event online at:

Where you can learn more about the growing challenges that climate change brings to farmers, watch the videos online. Enter our prize draw Instagram competitions, download the Fairtrade Vegan & Gluten free Banana cake recipe to bake at home and much more!



  • Brookes University was the first Fairtrade University

  • All coffee served in our retail outlets across all campuses is Fairtrade

  • We also supply Fairtrade Clipper tea, hot chocolate and sugar

  • All our bananas are Fairtrade

  • A selection of Fairtrade chocolate is available from our outlets


Life water making a Difference

Life Water bought on campus funds drinking water wells in area’s of the world that would otherwise haveno access. Through partnering with Life Water and drop4drop, Gather & Gather have funded the construction of 20 clear water projects, changing the lives of over 18,000 people. Having a clean provision of water now means that the communities no longer have to face the threat of water-borne illnesses and can focus on their livelihoods, education and family life.  

As part of its commitment to using sustainable and Fairtrade food, Food at Brookes pledged to sell at least one charitable water across the University’s campuses. For every bottle of Life Water sold, the ethical bottled water company, via their partner charity Drop4Drop, funds the delivery of 1000 litres of clean drinking water to communities in need around the world.

To find out more visit:

Life Water Wells


Food Made Good Award

We’re part of the the Sustainable Restaurant Association community. We are dedicated to making every meal served as sustainable as possible. 

Our three star Food Made Good Award is the culmination of a year of ambitious progress and innovative change across our Gather & Gather kitchens.


Our Promise: 

  • All non Halal fresh poultry purchased through our approved suppliers is British Farm assured, Red Tractor certified
  • The Red Tractor is an independent mark of quality that guarantees the food we’re buying comes from farms and food companies that meet high standards of food safety and hygiene, animal welfare and environmental protection
  • Free-range eggs, locally sourced.
  • We buy a selection of MSC accredited fish. We source MCS 1-3 rated fish where possible
  • Fairtrade products are for sale and highlighted across campus
  • A selection of our sandwiches are; Halal, Vegan and Gluten Free
  • Salad are available at all campuses (The Terrace in Headington, Wheatly, Marsden and Harcourt)
  • Fresh whole fruit and fruit salad are available at all campuses