Community cafes provide healthy eating options at low cost, as well as a range of other community benefits such as reduced social isolation, skills development and increased local spending. CFHS works to improve the practice of community cafes through facilitating networking opportunities.
Community retailers (food co-ops, shops and other outlets) increase access to affordable healthy food as well as having a broader community role.
CFHS is also on the board of Plunkett Scotland, which represents community-owned shops in some of Scotland’s remotest communities.
Our plan for 2018/19
- to continue to support for the community cafe sector to build its capacity and improve its practice.
- to continue to support the community retailing sector to apply learning and identify opportunities for sustaining and developing the sector.