How Edinburgh Community Food is run

Edinburgh Community Food is a Registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee which is overseen by a Board of Directors (volunteers), a staff of fifteen and with the help of many volunteers. One even wrote the words you are reading now.

The Board meet on a monthly basis with appropriate sub-groups dealing with specific topics including social enterprise development and human resources.

Charitable Purposes

We’re here to:

  • Relieve poverty and promote health equality through supporting the provision of affordable healthy food to people living in the City of Edinburgh and surrounding areas, primarily those with a low income; and
  • Advance education through the provision of training in food values, food preparation and food hygiene; and
  • Advance community development through supporting the establishment and maintenance of local food co-operatives through which people are encouraged to take an active part in the civic life of their communities.

2017/18 Audited Accounts and Trustees Report

A copy of the latest audited accounts and trustees report is available here.

Board of Directors

  • Brenda Black - Chairperson
  • George Grierson
  • Claire Hider - Vice-Chairperson
  • Gaby Jondet
  • Heather Lickley


  • Stephen Black - Driver
  • Lesley Curtis - Food and Health Development Worker
  • Sarah Dendy - Sales Assistant
  • Sally Findlay - Food and Health Development Worker
  • Catherine Fyfe - Food and Health Development Worker
  • Jo Howie - Food and Health Development Worker
  • Steven Hynd - Warehouse Team Leader
  • Ryan MacMillan - Warehouse Assistant
  • Chris Mantle - Senior Food and Health Development Worker
  • Karen Miller – Operations Manager
  • Kenny Miller - Driver/Packer
  • Heather Mutch - Sales Assistant
  • Jessica Pearson - Food and Health Development Worker (on maternity leave)
  • Iain Stewart – Chief Executive