By enabling the transformation of people, places and food, we build a culture of value that will strengthen community resilience, open opportunities for social and economic mobility and build healthier and more equitable food systems.What we do
Our Values are essential to the organization’s culture and identity. They provide purpose and help us to fulfil our mission.
Our values as an organization live through our Guiding Principles, which shape the development of our programs, define our impact and are an essential part of our culture and identity: Quality of Ideas, Power of Beauty, and Value of Hospitality.
By collaborating with community members, chefs, artists, organizations and professionals from different fields, our aim is to imagine and create places and experiences that can be platforms for learning and exchange. We strongly believe that the quality of the ideas that we bring together through our programs can make our voice louder, send our message further, and inspire others to act.
Beauty is a universal language, whose power can inspire and unveil hidden potential. Moments of beauty – be it art, design, music or an act of kindness – can take people out of their daily experience and help them to connect with each other. By creating spaces and experiences that actively celebrate the equal right of all to beauty, our aim is to encourage people to embrace empathy, and to form human connections that can be powerful vehicles for change.
We believe in the power of hospitality to create experiences that have an emotional impact and that can make people feel seen and cared for. Through the excellence of our services, the integrity of our motivation, and the attention we dedicate to each of our stakeholders, our aim is to ensure a sense of dignity, caring and belonging that motivates them to express themselves and their ideas.
Through a Philosophy of Partnership, Food for Soul is building a progressive human-centred model and diverse network of partners to demonstrate the efficacy of culture as an approach to foster human connections and improve food systems. Our joint efforts are aimed at building a better and more sustainable future for people and the planet, responding to some of the most pressing global challenges of our time by accelerating opportunities for a more inclusive society.Become Our Partner
As the holidays are coming to an end, we have saved a special recipe for last, one that perfectly sums up the message of our campaign ‘Cooking is an Act of Love’. Our President Lara Gilmore tells us about it as she makes tortellini with her son Charlie.
By revisiting one of the most popular dishes of cucina povera, Italian head-to-tail culinary tradition, chef Francesco Vincenzi and Pastificio Agricolo Mancini show that cutting down food waste is possible, while also improving the well-being of the planet and our communities.
It doesn’t matter what ingredients we have available: sometimes the most diverse ones, if combined with love, can result in something beautiful and unexpected. This is the philosophy behind one of the most traditional Christmas recipes in Modena, home to the Food for Soul team.