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.

Our Memorandun of Association and Articles of Association can be found here.

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

  • Anne Gibson
  • George Grierson
  • Claire Hider - Interim Chairperson
  • Leigh-Anne Hunter
  • Gaby Jondet
  • Heather Lickley


  • Stephen Black - Driver
  • Lesley Curtis - Food and Health Development Worker
  • Sarah Dendy - Sales Assistant
  • 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