Upcoming Changes at Feeding Liverpool

A message from our chair Kevin Peacock

Following a fantastic five years, in which Feeding Liverpool has grown to be making a real difference across Liverpool, we are today announcing that Dr Naomi Maynard will be leaving us.


Naomi is leaving us for family reasons.  As Trustees, we are fully aware of these reasons and wholly supportive of her very difficult decision to leave.  Naomi and her family are taking up a new opportunity to live and work in India, a place very close to Naomi’s heart.  I know that they will use their unique gifts to support people and tackle injustice in their new setting – just as they have in their time in Liverpool.


Naomi will continue her work with us until the end of June, before leaving for India in July.  She will be reducing her duties during June to focus on a smooth transition.


We will properly celebrate Naomi’s work in due course, but she will leave Feeding Liverpool a radically different and better organisation than when she started by writing our newsletter five years ago!


Under her leadership we have empowered the voices of many people who struggle to put food on their table; supported and enabled innovative community food spaces to make a difference in their neighbourhoods; and increased our collective understanding of food insecurity in Liverpool.  The open-hearted way in which she has worked has gathered a network of people collaborating in new and effective ways.


We will all undoubtedly miss Naomi’s vision, character and skills.  I know Naomi will view her work as incomplete and would encourage us to push on towards our vision of good food for all in our city.  As Trustees, we agree, and look forward to working with you on the next chapter of Feeding Liverpool’s story.

If you would like to arrange a conversation with a trustee in light of this announcement, please do contact our Office and Finance Administrator Gentian Khan.