What do we mean by a community food project?

Community food projects help us go beyond food crisis response, helping people over longer time frames and often have broader aims such as, reducing social isolation, promoting healthy food choices and preventing food waste. These projects cannot carry the burden for food insecurity and wider systemic issues within the food system, but they are well placed to respond to the current crisis in a dignified way at a local level. Take a look at Nourish Scotland's Dignity In Practice resources. They have developed core principles and provide learning, tools and guidance for community food providers.

They can be run for profit, using models such as a Community Interest Company, or they can be run on an entirely voluntary basis. 

 

We are adding to these case studies all the time, if you are involved in a project you would like to see featured here, or have an area of interest you would like more information on, please contact sophie@shrewsburyfoodhub.org.uk