Through our programs, we build strategic alliances and resources that can create a safety network of systems that allow communities to be responsive to the social, cultural, ecological, and economic changes they face.
Food for Soul aims to provide basic human needs, increase well-being and accelerate opportunities for social mobility and economic growth through partnerships, programming and professional training courses.
Our programs aim to build a more sustainable and inclusive food system by increasing food access, reducing food insecurity and raising awareness around the social and environmental impacts of waste.
By building community spaces where our guests rediscover the potential of food surplus and feel that they are part of a community, Food for Soul aims to stimulate social progress, enable food solidarity and strengthen resilience. So far, in collaboration with our operating partners, we have successfully launched four Refettorios and three Social Tables worldwide.
Our food model aims to reduce food loss and waste while improving food insecurity through ongoing advocacy efforts at home and as food assistance to guests in Refettorio projects around the world. We actively source imperfect and surplus ingredients from the local and regional food system, emphasizing the value of the UNESCO Mediterranean diet and Double Pyramid to support healthy diets while implementing best practices that reduce environmental impact and improve long-term sustainability.
+1mil food provisions + 850K Guests
At the table and in communities around the world, Refettorio partners are preparing nourishing meals with hospitality and dignity, both served around a convivial table inside the iconic cultural hubs and distributed out into the community with the support of allied solidarity partners. We welcome individuals in situations of social vulnerability including those isolated, houseless, rough sleepers, refugees and those facing marginalization as our guests, offering a place of belonging to share the power of beauty with social inclusion.
Chefs, Culinary Apprentices & Volunteers
We celebrate the quality of ideas and share the importance of purposeful passion, compassion and empathy to create social change. Through a global Call to Act, we provide opportunities for everyone to lend their expertise, time and service that will strengthen the resilience of our communities.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the project has been providing meals in the community, door to door serving those most socially vulnerable and front line workers. This past week marked the first occasion with important safety protocols to welcome these guests inside the Refettorio courtyard and dining room.