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We explore and practice ways to live in ways that are healthier for our Earth, our communities, and our bodies. Food is a doorway to step into various topics that we care about deeply.

About Food Citizen

 

Food Citizen is a purpose-driven business that emerged from a ground-up network.

We focus on living in alignment with values as we explore and practice ways that are healthier for Earth, people, and ourselves.

 

We are part of an ecosystem where people and businesses work together to create a fair, inclusive, regenerative food system for all. Food Citizen emerged in 2019 upon multiple requests from the local Government, schools, organisations, and individuals that wish to learn from the ecosystem's ground-up experience.

 

We aim to keep our work accessible for as many people as possible. At the same time, we value the work of our team and collaborators and work towards ensuring fair value exchange in all that we do.

 

We set aside a portion of our net profit to conduct programs for the less advantaged and we hope to welcome graduates from these programs into our Guides community.

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.

Carl Rogers

Our team & collaborators 

 

Food Citizen is a small team of co-creators. We make time to turn ground-up learnings that impact our lives and that of our collaborators' into impactful experiences, programs, talks, and more that help interested schools, organisations, and individuals to walk a more sustainable life path that feels aligned to their values.

Our collaborators are people from the ecosystem's network and beyond.

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Back story

 

Cuifen (company director) is a founding member of the ecosystem that Food Citizen is a part of. Deeply interested in uncovering stories of the local food landscape, Cuifen gave talks that shed light on how people are growing knowledge and making local impact through intentional actions.

As she gained momentum and courage, Cuifen started giving talks on other related topics. This included sustainable food options, what food waste looks like, the possibilities of composting as communities, and even mental well-being.

Organisations and individuals wrote in. Some wanted regular workshops at their workplace. Others wanted programs for their students.

Coincidentally, individuals in the ecosystem started to come together to discuss how to bring together individual local knowledge so that collectively, the knowledge can transform the lives of more people.

After a year of receiving informal guidance, a school invited the ecosystem to design a program for the students. The proposal was accepted and the school needed to award the work to a company. Buoyed by the school's request, Cuifen took a leap of faith and registered Food Citizen as the first registered entity of the ecosystem.​