A Food for Change community

Our community

St Austell and the surrounding areas are bursting with activities for you to get involved in.

Explore People & Gardens – an amazing growing space just outside St Austell, discover some of the great community work that happens in places like STAK and the St Austell Foodbank and even see places like St Austell Brewery in a whole new light with one of our taster days.

Whatever you’re interested in, whether it’s starting a career in the food industry, learning practical cooking skills or making new friends in your community, we’ve got it covered!


Grow fruit, veg, flowers and even fungus at People and Gardens. Learn about trading food with harvesting and veg bag packing activities.

Join Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change and help to develop the allotment, from growing delicious fruit and veg to building a compost toilet!

A GrowWorks participant holding a handful of Brussels Sprouts.
FoodWorks participants cooking a vegetable soup.


Take part in our six-part FoodWorks cooking course, where you can learn to make tasty, healthy food on a budget.

Join Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change for their Friday cooking club, where people can cook in a relaxed atmosphere.


Get experience of working in a professional kitchen and gain qualifications at STAK, community kitchen.

Volunteer at the St Austell Foodbank and support people in need of a helping hand.

Get information on the latest volunteering opportunities with Volunteer Cornwall.

A barista at Fifteen Cornwall pouring frothed milk into a coffee mug.
A young man sat at a table making a wreath.


Get one-to-one support to reach your goals and have informal meet-ups with other people in your community with Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change and Transformation Cornwall.

We’ve also got exciting taster days to give you a flavour of working in the food industry and special events like foraging and feasting sessions.

Get in touch today