Soul Food Edinburgh Lead
Jenny Cornfield leads Soul Food Edinburgh. With twenty years experience of working in the charity sector, Jenny is passionate about the ways in which the church can love, engage and partner in its community, especially in areas of injustice and poverty.
Believing that all our lives can be changed around tables where true hospitality and friendship is experienced, Jenny believes that a Soul Food meal is an expression of solidarity, promise and commitment to those experiencing the injustices of homelessness, poverty, addiction, isolation and loneliness.
Soul Food Edinburgh
Carolyn has worked with Soul Food since 2021
providing administrative, marketing and communication support.
She enjoys telling the stories of how Soul Food meals create safe communities where everyone is welcome. Where ongoing support is available and lives are transformed.
Carolyn lives with her family in Edinburgh and enjoys being outdoors, reading and painting.
Chair of Trustees
Richard is a Pioneer Priest of Mustard Seed Edinburgh. He says that one of the best things he is part of, is Soul Food Edinburgh. He loves the conversation, the friendship, the food and the atmosphere and is so grateful for how it has grown and developed.
Emma is the Scotland Director for Christian’s Against Poverty (CAP) leading the work in Scotland of this UK wide debt and anti-poverty charity. Her professional life has been dedicated to supporting people experiencing inequality and changing the systems that create it and she's deeply passionate about people, place and planet and everyone realising their potential to thrive, therefore so aligned with values and mission of Soul Food.
She lives with her family in the rural Borders where they all enjoy being outdoors as much as possible.
Chris was pleased to have the opportunity to become a trustee for Soul Food Edinburgh because he had first-hand experience of the Soul Food meal provided at St Margaret’s church on Easter Road. The meal made such a difference to the guests who came along and they were so appreciative. Although the simplicity of the concept belies the logistical complexity, he could easily see that the meal could be replicated in other venues to bring the same benefits to other parts of the city.
Rachel is a PhD Candidate in Politics at Durham University, and researches US-UK intervention in the Middle East. Prior to her role in research, she worked for 6 years in PR and communications and previously managed the media and marketing team at Bethany Christian Trust.
As a foodie herself, Rachel shares Soul Food's mission in gathering people around the table to eat, to share and to be family.
Originally from the USA, Rachel has lived in Scotland for over 10 years and is proud to call Edinburgh her home.
When Anna moved to Edinburgh in 2015, she quickly became involved in volunteering for Soul Food and is passionate about its ministry, both in Edinburgh and beyond.
Anna leads 100 Movements Publishing, an innovative hybrid publishing house with a vision to inspire and equip leaders to embrace their God-given calling, make disciples, and catalyse kingdom impact across every sphere of society.
In her spare time, she enjoys taking long walks, listening to jazz music, and eating Indian cuisine.
"Soul Food gave me hope. From the beginning we were welcomed with open arms"
- Soul Food Guest