OUR FEEDMEGOOD STORY
Feed Me Good was first established as a Sole Trader in 2014 then eventually grew into a Community Interest Company in 2016 by Nureen Glaves, it was her passion and love for food from a very young age that inspired her to work within the food industry, also wanting to be a good role model to her son Khari later on, created her company Feed Me Good.
Feed Me Good focus was to run health and wellbeing projects in various communities. We promote healthy lifestyles and believe in the motto “eat good, feel good, look good". Nureen set us Feed Me Good as she wanted to “teach people about food and health in the simplest form”. When the business was first set up with the help of Princess Trust she focused was on weight management. However, really wanted to learn more about nutrition and cooking nutritious homemade meals which lead her to do a degree in Food and Nutrition which she successfully completed in 2011.
Nureen was once a woman band focusing on the planning, implementation (delivery) and evaluation of all projects. However, in 2016, It was her passion that allowed Feed Me Good to grow and work with massive organisations such as L&Q Housing Association, IKEA etc. Feed Me Good has grown from a small start-up to a successful community-focused organisation and in 2017, Nureen partnered with Swedish furniture giant, IKEA, as one of their LIVE LAGOM Influencers (LAGOM is Swedish for ‘just the right amount ’).
The project sets the goal of people living more sustainably within their own home, whether it’s recycling, reducing food waste or growing your own produce. Therefore Feed Me Good then incorporated its sustainable principles in its day to day activities. I.e being mindful of its environmental impact etc
Feed Me Good then incorporated its sustainable principles in its day to day activities.
I.e being mindful of its environmental impact and to meet the demands of our projects. In 2017, the Feed Me Good team started to grow with an active Voluntary Director Kelita Wood. This allowed the business to become more strategic, the resources apply for more funding to assist with our community projects and continue marketing our services.
In 2017 Nureen Glaves became runner up at L&Q award ceremony for the Community Project of the year for the workshop “How to be a smart food shopper”. In 2017 Feed Me Good was awarded £10,000 funding by the National Lottery to run 3 projects for the homeless, mental health and assisted living. This was the biggest funding pot received so far and of course, we certainly celebrated in style.
In 2018 South Bank University students showcase a documentary on Nureen Glaves, on her life and business story. This was also a fantastic achievement, along with being a guest speaker at London South Bank University on International Women’s Day in 2018 for graduates. LSBU used Nureen and 4 other Alumni as Alumni Heros for their Recruitment campaign which resulted in a billboard up in the streets of South London for everyone to see, billboard saying “believe in Nureen”.
In 2019 our board members increased to match the growth of our organisation, allowing us to have a wider skill set and more valuable experience. Our board members helped us set out our vision and mission statement, followed by our values and corporate objectives to feed into our new business plan in 2019.
We have continued to work with our amazing clients but also in a good position to apply for bigger funding pots as we have the resources to do so, despite time constraints.
We have worked with many communities and looking forward to our future and want to thank all clients, communities, and friends for supporting and being part of our journey.
Love FeedMeGood Team