The Open Food Network is a global community building local and regional food distribution models in 15 countries around the world. The backbone of our project is an open-source software platform that supports local and regional food systems to thrive. More important than the software backbone are the local and regional communities around the world sharing knowledge and best practice to support a transition to food sovereignty in their countries and localities.
As a mission-driven organisation, our funding is largely from philanthropic funders, with a small proportion from user fees and consultancy. Currently, this income is achieved by regional groups who hold relationships with regional philanthropic donors. However as the global reach and potential of the network expands, we are increasingly aware that there are huge opportunities with global trusts and foundations that we are not utilising.