Refugee Community Kitchen

Refugee Community Kitchen serves nourishing food to displaced people in the UK and northern France. Entirely volunteer-run and donation-based, we are committed to serving wholesome food with dignity and respect to people in need.

Not only does Refugee Community Kitchen keep people highly nourished but we are also providing a moment in the day where people can gather and connect. Our food distributions recreate a sense of community and provide a safe space for medical and legal services, safeguarding groups and other support.

The Real Junk Food Project – Glasgow

TRJFP intercepts food that would otherwise not make it to plate and serves it as delicious meals. Alongside the positive environmental impacts of reducing edible food waste, the project has clear social benefits through operating a strictly Pay-as-you-feel (PAYF) policy. Transcending monetary transactions, this liberates people to use their skills and attributes as well as money to pay for their meals, & highlights the absurdity that the produce used has been stripped of its monetary value but retains its nutritional value. TRJFP encourages a reflection on how we value food as a resource.

Küche

A multicultural kitchen for all.

Social venture Küche uses a socially engaged food practice to create food-led events in collaboration with multi-cultural chefs. Its mission is to promote integration, overcome social isolation and celebrate marginalised cuisines.

All their events have been designed to celebrate minority cuisines, tell collective and individual stories, provoke discussion on a variety of social issues and experiment with food products, recipes and tastes while creating sustainable outcomes for refugee and other multicultural cooks.

Food Sharing Edinburgh

Food Sharing Edinburgh is an exciting new volunteer-led food waste reduction project based in the Shrub Co-op. We are part of a global movement of communities uniting to end food waste. We collect food that would otherwise be binned, and distribute it to those who can use it! Food Sharing aims to bring people together to eat well, end waste and create a more sustainable food system.

Slow Food Youth Network Scotland

We are the world’s future leaders, entrepreneurs, farmers and consumers. The Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) was founded to make youth familiar with Slow Food’s philosophy that says that all food should be Good, Clean and Fair.

By learning more about our local food systems in a fun and social way, we hope to bring people together to help create change within the global food system.

Nourish Scotland

Nourish Scotland is reconnecting producers, growers, retailers, consumers and all who care for local, sustainable food in Scotland.

It is working to create a stronger food culture to make healthy, local, seasonal, and organic food available everywhere in Scotland.

Friends of the Earth Tayside

We campaign on a range of environmental issues to persuade politicians and businesses to adopt policies and practices which are more environmentally beneficial, taking account of their environmental impact and understanding how taking care of the environment helps us all. We encourage the public to adopt positive environmental behaviours, and collaborate with other green groups for greater impact

Shared Planet

The Shared Planet Society is a group of students who are passionate about issues surrounding the environment and social justice. We run a daily vegan cafe, a food cooperative and weekly vegbag scheme, as well as running campaigns on issues we care about.

Scottish Fair Trade Forum

“The Scottish Fair Trade Forum stands up for the dignity and rights of the people who produce our goods, and aims for Scotland to become a global leader in using trade to challenge poverty.

We encourage businesses to incorporate Fair Trade principles and corporate accountability into their practices, and work with the public sector to integrate these principles into decision-making at all levels of government.

We engage the public in Scotland by raising awareness and understanding of the benefits of Fair Trade, and arrange for Fair Trade producers to visit Scotland to discuss their work.