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 has worked 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.
Our plan for 2019/20
CFHS is currently working with the Scottish Government, community food networks and our colleagues in Public Health Scotland to plan how the community food sector can be supported in the future.