Applications for My Food Community are now closed for 2021/2022 - read on to learn more about the network.
What is My Food Community?
My Food Community is a network for good food champions to learn, connect and take action.
It is a programme of activities to bring together people who champion good food – food that is good for climate, nature and health.
My Food Community is designed to inspire, enable and support you to:
- Build your knowledge, access networks and gain resources to organise impactful good food activities
- Connect with others who champion good food – in your community and across the UK
- Take action to lead positive change around good food in your community
Who is My Food Community for?
My Food Community is for you if you want to, or already, champion food that is good for people and the planet.
You could be a good food champion without realising it.
My Food Community is open to professionals and formal or informal volunteers from across the UK who want to make a different with others in their community and take action around good food.
This could mean anything from organising activities that bring people together around good food (like growing, cooking, and sharing food), to campaigning to improve the lives of people in your community and their experience of food. To name just a few examples, you might be involved in a mutual aid food distribution group, manage a local food bank or organise a community fridge.
What is included in My Food Community?
Launching in September 2021 and running until summer 2022, the programme will take place mainly virtually/online to bring people from across the UK together. There is no cost for you to take part.
My Food Community focuses on learning and personal development, connecting with others and the wider good food movement, and ‘championing good food’ to take community action on food that’s good for climate, nature and health. It includes:
- Learning together as a cohort of good food champions and in smaller groups
- Connecting as a cohort and to the wider good food movement
- Learning individually and through self-reflection
- Taking action around good food and leading change with your community
Who else is involved in My Food Community?
Through My Food Community you will benefit from the expertise and networks of our national partners: Eden Project Communities; Food Sense Wales; The Royal Voluntary Service; Linking Generations; and Generations Working Together.
In partnership with Koreo, we will support you to explore your own leadership and the many different ways of making things happen in communities.
Koreo is a learning consultancy dedicated to imagining and building a better world. A small dedicated team of learning designers, producers, facilitators & coaches, they partner with people, organisations & communities to create learning spaces that help us all rise to the urgent demands of the 21st century. Since 2004 they have worked right across UK civil society; working alongside leaders in communities (the Community Leadership Academy, Civic Futures), supporting household name charities to shift culture towards learning and transformation (Mind, Crisis, the Health Foundation), and bringing together collaborative networks across organisational, sectoral and geographic boundaries (2027, Charityworks, Change100).