LOVE Food CIC has been set up and is run by me, Maresa Bossano.
I have been involved in the community and local food sectors for over 20 years. This has included managing the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Network UK; running a local, organic, vegan café Moose’s Kitchen; coordinating the Food Co-ops project at Sustain and working with schools and hospitals. I worked as a Five a Day Co-ordinator for the NHS which included setting up Hastings Farmers Market and The Community Fruit and Veg Project, as well as supporting cookery groups, community cafes and growing projects, and I ran Food Vision a joint project between the Food Standards Agency, LACORS and the Local Government Association. I have also worked in fundraising and marketing for the Vegan Society and League Against Cruel Sports. I have been vegan for 30 years and have work as a chef in vegan and vegetarian restaurants since I was sixteen. I also have a Plant-based Nutrition Certificate from the Centre for Nutrition Studies at eCornell.