Community Food and Health (Scotland) or CFHS aims to ensure that everyone in Scotland has the opportunity, ability and confidence to access a healthy and acceptable diet for themselves, their families and their communities. We do this by supporting work with and within low-income communities that addresses health inequalities and barriers (availability, affordability, skills and culture) to healthy and affordable food.

Through our work we aim to support communities to identify these barriers; develop local responses to addressing the barriers; and highlight where actions at other levels, or in other sectors, are required.

We value the experience, understanding, skills and knowledge within Scotland’s community food initiatives and their unique contribution to developing and delivering policy and practice at all levels.

Latest CFHS updates

Emergency food aid: learning from current experiences

Increasingly community food initiatives across Scotland are responding to demands for emergency food aid for those experiencing the most severe effects of food poverty.   The provision of emergency food parcels through food banks is rapidly growing; however, balancing the need for short term emergency food aid with creating sustainable change for people experiencing food poverty »

Evaluation learning exchanges

We are offering organisations the opportunity to book a place for one of our Evaluation Learning Exchange days.  Each day will have a similar format, reflecting together and sharing learning on various aspects of evaluation eg. setting outcomes, collecting information and what to do with it.  The day will include activities and opportunities to network »

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