Cornwall Food Access Alliance

OUR VISION: ‘Of Cornwall as a place where no one goes hungry’.


  1. IDENTIFY: Understand the need (for food & related support).
  2. COMMUNICATE: Coordinate delivery of food support activities & communications about it.
  3. SHARE: Resolve issues by sharing best practice, skills & knowledge to identify & fill gaps.
  4. CHALLENGE: Advocate for change in the system to prevent food insecurity & assure people’s right to food.
  5. PLAN: Agree priorities for the future & inform food systems strategies.


Cornwall Food Access Alliance (CFAA) is a thematic alliance looking at food poverty. We are one of the 17 themed alliances developed by Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum.

CFAA is Chaired by Reverend Andrew Yates (Diocese of Truro and Cornwall Faith Forum) and links together Cornish organisations and community projects working to alleviate food poverty.


Bosvigo School
Chaos Group
Citizens Advice Cornwall
Cornwall Faith Forum
Cornwall Community Foundation
Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change
Cornwall Food Action
CPR Foodbank
Diocese of Truro
FareShare cornwall
End Hunger Cornwall
The Hive Cornwall
Transformation Cornwall
Food Power
Treverbyn Hall Community Larders
Truro Foodbank
Newquay Community Orchard
Rural Charity


CFAA meet fortnightly on Thursday mornings between 10:00-11:00am and we include a guest slot where we are joined by a grassroot community food project in Cornwall.

Guests who have joined us are:

Café Abundance

If ever, you'd like to join us and tell us about your project, please get in touch.


CFAAs Steering Group leads a partnership made up of members of the 200+ Cornish grassroot and wider community food organisations.

Membership of CFAA is by declaration where a community food organisation:

  • Supports the 5 CFAA objectives
  • Are engaged in food support
  • Are working to the vision of CFAA ‘Of a Cornwall where no one goes Hungry.’

: In our 3rd objective, CFAA steering group member CHAOS (Communities Helping All Of Society) has developed:


A Safeguarding Policy is essential for any organisation no matter how small.

It is important as it protects those you are seeking to help and also your volunteers and staff.

Training is also vital as this includes an awareness of the signs of a safeguarding concern and the correct and appropriate response that is needed by a volunteer and the organisation.

CHAOS is offering to help groups with both creating a fit for purpose Safeguarding Policy and training in the main areas.

This covers the mandatories of Children and Adults safeguarding, professional boundaries, documentation and the optional Basic Life Support

CHAOS can also do enhanced DBS checks if required.

To access this support do contact Babs Rounsevell

The Vision of CFAA supports many organisations working in food poverty, food waste and campaigning for a fairer society.

This includes:

Trussell Trust Together For Change Strategic Plan

If you would like to find out more and help us to deliver our vision, please get in touch with Andrew Yates

'Thematic alliance principles.... are the intent to work together, efficiently, openly and fairly, for the good of our beneficiaries and the sector as a whole. - Cornwall VSF Aug '20