Food Matters uses a participatory approach. This is when people who will be affected by a change, participate in deciding what the change should be.
We empower people to take control over decisions that are made which affect their lives and food system. We do this by supporting them to develop skills, knowledge and confidence.
Whether we are working in the prison sector or with a food partnership, we look at the whole system. We believe that change happens when policy interventions align with people’s ability to make change happen.
Food Matters was founded in 2003 when a group of food campaigners recognised a need to help local people translate national and European food policy into meaningful strategies and actions relevant to local people’s circumstances and communities.
Today, Food Matters is a national charity. Food Matters takes action at every level to empower people, strengthen policy and change the food system. A fairer food system improves the health of people, and the planet.