Who We Are

Food Exeter is a charity, working for sustainable and healthy food for all in Exeter.

We achieve change  through facilitating and enabling  organisations, businesses and residents to find sustainable, innovative solutions. We want to bring about lasting change, across a wide range of food-related issues – poverty, supporting the local economy, cooking, growing and food skills, waste and environmentally positive growing and processing.

We have ambitious but we think achievable goals. We are one of the UK’s Sustainable Food Cities and are linked to the national Food Power programme.

We invite people and organisations to join us as members and supporters. If you or your organisation are interested in working with us,  or you have ideas about other strategic level changes, please contact us.

We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), registered in 2019, charity number 1182605, and are overseen by a group of trustees.

We have a membership structure, which means that our members help influence and shape our work and elect the trustees. Any business or public sector organisation that supports our aims can be a supporter.

Find out more about what we do and how we work…

Our Trustees

As for any registered charity, our trustees are responsible for ensuring that Food Exeter works to achieve our aims and is compliant with our legal requirements as a charity. Our trustees all give their time voluntarily and are directly involved in the management of Food Exeter.

Our trustees are:

  • Professor Matt Lobley, University of Exeter
  • Professor Harry West, University of Exeter
  • Dr Rebecca Sandover
  • Ms Iona Collins
  • Ms Lynn Wetenhall

We are looking for more ‘hands on’ trustees to join the team. We need people who can bring relevant experience or expertise and work at a strategic level.

Find out more about becoming a trustee…


We benefit from the support of a number of volunteers, including our Trustees. We welcome offers from people who want to work with us.

Find out more about volunteering with Food Exeter…