Our trustees provide strategic direction for Project Food and ensure that we are accountable to our donors, our beneficiaries and our other stakeholders.
Our trustees’ skills and life experiences are critical to helping us run the organisation as efficiently as possible. In particular, our trustees make sure that we maintain our focus on giving people the best support that we can and that we adhere to all legal requirements.
The trustees are all volunteers who help out in other ways too.
As a board we try to have different views represented, but what all the trustees have in in common is the desire to help people have better health through a better diet.
Who we are:
At the moment we have six trustees, all with different experience and expertise.
Sarah Banks: A former solicitor and personal trainer with four children and a walled kitchen garden, Sarah has a lifelong interest in food and health.
Kathryn Cockerell: A Registered Dietician, currently chief dietician at Dorset County Hospital, Kathryn guides Project Food with her invaluable expertise and experience.
Helen Creed: A retired health visitor, Helen has lived in Axminster for many years and understands the needs of its diverse community.
Stewart Dodd: Chief Executive at River Cottage, Stewart is a qualified architect and educator, having worked in the field for over 25 years, his main focus is environmental sustainability in the food and hospitality industry.
Caroline Jefferies: A mother of three and former teacher, Caroline is involved in many local voluntary groups in the local area.
Jo Sage: A McTimoney chiropractor and local farmer, Jo has two children and has been part of Project Food since its inception in 2006.
I firmly believe that home-cooked, wholesome food is absolutely vital to good health. But we, as a society, are losing the skills that we need in order to feed ourselves with food that nurtures our bodies and our minds. Project Food seeks to fill that gap – to empower both adults and children to create simple, inexpensive, healthy meals that will give them a lifetime of better physical and mental health – and that is why I am delighted to be its chair.