The Community Food Social Enterprise Network (SEN) was set up after a series of training events sponsored by Community Food and Health Scotland and a Roundtable event which suggested there was a growing interest in social enterprise in the community food sector. In March 2011 an initial meeting at Gorgie Farm confirmed there was an appetite for a Community Food SEN to get off the ground.
With over 60 members, the Community Food SEN welcomes any social enterprises (& aspiring social enterprises) active in this area to join the Network. This includes growers, community cafes, food cooperatives, cookery classes, providers of emergency food aid, bakeries and anyone involved in the wide range of related activities.
The Community Food SEN is supported by Mary Sinclair and the Social Enterprise Health & Wellbeing Roundtable.
A monthly Social Enterprise Health & Wellbeing Newsletter is available for SEN members and opportunities are regularly available for members to discuss key issues and network.
The Community Food Network is supported by the Scottish Government: