Enter the food co-op. Instead of approaching local communities as consumers at the receiving end of marketing decisions, or as recipients of charitable donations, food co-ops recognise local communities are their most central and active stakeholders. They are often set up through community ownership models, and receive legal and financial investments from local residents. Essentially, they are integrated into the social fabric of communities.

Our fellow, Sumayyah Zannath, recently wrote a guest column for The Grocer.

You can read the article here.

Sumayyah is currently being co-hosted as a fellow by the Food Ethics Council and Platform London, to explore stories of decolonial, reparative and community led food systems. This is part of an anti-racism programme held by Feedback UK.

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