About us

Good Food Barnsley is a broad coalition between the private, public and 3rd sectors. It is a joined up movement and partnership of fantastic minds and resources that work towards a shared vision of building a better Barnsley where everyone has the right to the food they need to thrive.

Barnsley already has good infrastructure to support its citizens, and Good Food Barnsley both supports existing projects and develops new ones that feed into our wider vision.

Young boy holding a glass of water

Our aims are…

  • Promote healthy and sustainable food to the public
  • Tackle food insecurity and diet related ill health
  • Build community food knowledge, skills and resources
  • Promote a diverse and vibrant food economy
  • Transform catering and food procurement
  • Reduce waste and the ecological footprint of the food system
Lady feeding man in kitchen

Our mission is…

Be connected – work in genuine partnerships across the private, public and community sector which focus on action to deliver our vision.

Be local – always promote the sustainable production and consumption of local food and seek to celebrate a vibrant local food system.

Be global – find local solutions to global problems. We will seek to reduce, reuse and redistribute surplus food. We will also work with the UK food redistribution network to best serve the people of Barnsley and amplify our voice and achievements at a national level.

Be engaging – in everything we do we will celebrate choice and help people choose the best things for them.

Be positive – we believe that the people of Barnsley and the possibilities of and around food are good. As such, we seek to support asset-based projects and stories which keep us focused on the things we can achieve.

Meet the team

Charlotte Williams
Charlotte Williams
Gary Stott
Gary Stott
Michelle Cooper
Michelle Cooper
Amy Calvert
Amy Calvert
Gareth Batty
Gareth Batty