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.
Refettorios and Social Tables source and transform surplus ingredients that are perfectly edible but would otherwise go to waste into healthy and nourishing meals, helping people to appreciate their hidden value.
We serve nutritious and nourishing meals in convivial atmospheres to people in situations of social vulnerability including homeless, rough sleepers, refugees and isolated members of the community.
Refettorios and Social Tables celebrate the gift of service by those who have enough to give. We implement service through the Value of Hospitality to promote human interaction and empathy.
The team at Refettorio Gastromotiva is happy to welcome Danielle, professional nutritionist and valuable volunteer! Danielle has been helping the staff of the Refettorio to create nutritionally balanced lunch boxes for the guests, from the elaboration of the menu to their portioning. Today she told us a little about herself and her role in helping the Refettorio build a healthier food system for everyone.
Inspired by Food for Soul and its mission, three London-based young students decided to support their community during the COVID-19 pandemic by baking and donating hundreds of pizzas to front-line workers and people in situations of vulnerability - including Refettorio Felix, their guests, staff and volunteers.
We believe radical social change happens when we all unite, become knowledgeable and take simple actions in our daily lives. This World Environment Day we wanted to inspire and invite you to Learn, Share and Act for Nature, starting in your kitchen, demonstrating that Cooking is an Act of Love, for People and the Planet.