Principles of practice

Based on the conversations we have had throughout 2018 we have developed ten principles of practice for new community food initiatives. Services should:

  1. be developed in collaboration with existing organisations

  2. build on what is already working, rather than undermine existing resources

  3. be built from grassroots rather than top down

  4. be sufficiently funded and have a long-term plan

  5. be dignified and provided in an environment where people feel safe

  6. provide skills courses which are useful to the individual

  7. consider what the right time is to engage with clients

  8. focus on social interaction/integration to provide multiple benefits

  9. provide food without judgement

  10. have well publicised clear rules on eligibility to food

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