Feeding Liverpool welcomes five new trustees

Feeding Liverpool is delighted to announce our board is growing with five new trustees recently joining. This takes us to 11 trustees each with an array of skills and experience that will elevate Liverpool’s Good Food Plan to new and exciting levels.

Please welcome Charlotte, Gary, Michelle, Verity, and Victoria!

Dr. Charlotte Hardman

Charlotte is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Liverpool with more than 20 years’ experience doing academic research on the psychology of food-related behaviours. She is passionate about tackling food insecurity and the role of community food growing in creating a healthy, sustainable, and equitable food system.

Gary Stott

Gary has worked in the social impact sector for 30 years. He is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Community Shop, the UK’s first Social Supermarket Chain. He works across the UK on issues of food and community resilience.

Michelle O’Dwyer

Michelle is a professional chef and director of Bay Tree Cookery Academy CIC. Michelle partners with food suppliers and local community organisations to ensure that food that would otherwise be wasted gets to where it is needed most. She supports communities with access not just to fresh, healthy food but the skills to turn it into exciting nutritious meals.

Verity Hall

Verity moved to Liverpool in 2010 as a student studying Biochemistry. She is the founder of vegi, a plant-powered platform for local businesses and their customers to make shopping healthy, local, and plant-based more convenient. You’ll find Verity at Purple Carrot on Smithdown Road and nurturing her balcony vegetable garden.

Victoria Collins

Victoria lives in Crosby with her husband. She’s a big LFC fan with 15 years of food retail experience. Victoria has a passion for helping communities access the support available from their local retailers.

Hilary Russell, Feeding Liverpool’s co-chair says: “The interest generated and the range of excellent candidates was really encouraging when we were recruiting new trustees and we are now thrilled to be joined by a set of new people with the experience, expertise and enthusiasm to lead Feeding Liverpool into the next phase of delivering the Good Food Plan.”