My Food Community

A network for good food champions to learn, connect and take action.

What is My Food Community?

Launched in September 2021, My Food Community is an accelerated leadership programme for community food organisers and focuses on ‘championing good food’ in the community, through food that’s good for climate, nature and health.

How does it work?

My Food Community focuses on learning and personal development, connecting with others and the wider good food movement.

It is designed to inspire and support members to:

  1. Build knowledge: learn together and individually, and access resources
  2. Connect with others who champion good food: in your community and across the UK
  3. Develop leadership skills: take action and lead positive change for good food in your community
Watch the video to learn more about My Food Community

Leadership Action Grants

As part of the My Food Community programme, all members are given a Leadership Action Grant to run a project that will positively impact their community and utilise their learnings from the programme. These range from community food consultations, food based festivals and growing a local food campaign.   

To find out the impact of a Leadership Action Grant, please watch our film to see how My Food Community member Francesa used her grant to help develop a toolkit for food banks in Bury to transition to the food pantry model: 

Trust House: A Path to Pantry

UK Wide Representation – My Food Community, connecting the nations

I think it’s quite easy when you’re working in a particular place to think there’s only one way of doing things, but at My Food Community, we’re listening to people from Northern Ireland, from Aberdeen, from all across England (and Wales), and we’re learning from each other. 

Camilla Lovelace – StarGarAllot – My Food Community Member  


My Food Community is truly a UK wide and community diverse programme, which adds another layer of value to the course and the experience had by so many of the participants. The first course had 47 emerging and established food leaders from across the UK enrolled, from Belfast to Bury, Swansea to Stockport. 

The second version started in autumn 2022 with even more community leaders involved with 77 participants and an equally wide representation of people and communities from across the UK.

Please click on the interactive map below to discover the locations of our members. 


Who do we work with and what does the course involve?

My Food Community works with the Get Togethers National Partners as well learning consultancy Koreo who specialise in leadership for social change. 

The course sessions include: 

  • What is Good Food? 
  • Finding your tribe – Leading and taking action in your community 
  • Food Citizenship 
  • Food for our Planet 
  • Visioning and Collaboration 
  • Leadership in systems 
  • Good Food Movements 
  • Advocacy Toolkit 

Circle Platform

Connect and join forces

Keep connected - join the MFC network! 

We are using the interactive Circle platform for all our My Food Community members to access resources and meetings as well as share learnings, ideas and help each other problem solve.

Join in the new type of social media for establishing networks and to further connect outside of the organised events and sessions.  

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