Hungry for Change!

by CORNWALL CLIMATE CARE in Torpoint, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Total raised £17,825

raised so far

+ est. £1037.00 Gift Aid



We need to fund our film about the climate impacts of our broken food system... and the amazing people in Cornwall working to tackle it!


We're still collecting donations

On the 28th April 2023 we'd raised £16,105 with 157 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

If we hit our stretch target this will enable us not just to complete filming, editing and promoting this film.

The extra money will provide a huge support for our busy schedule of community and school screenings and discussion events over the coming year.

This year we have been invited to participate in events and take Cornwall's Climate Stories way beyond Cornwall - in Devon, London, Oxford and Wales.

Hitting the higher target would enable us to raise the profile of our films further still, bringing their important messages to people and communities much further afield.

This is needed because we're in a climate emergency - we need all hands on deck!

Can you help?

We are working hard to complete Hungry for Change, the sixth episode in the Cornwall's Climate Stories series - which we are incredibly proud to say has been praised by none other than Sir David Attenborough.

After watching our films, Sir David wrote to tell us: "The need you have identified is indeed a real one, and your films meet it very well. Many congratulations".

We aim to launch Hungry for Change by the summer, bringing it to outreach events in communities and schools across Cornwall and beyond - but we need your help to make that happen!


Practical, positive and inspiring

The 30-minute film will be presented by St Ives-born forager Josh Quick (who you may have recently seen in Rick Stein's latest Cornwall series), and like all our documentaries it will feature practical, positive and inspiring stories of real people working to research, tackle and adapt to the challenges coming our way as the climate changes.

What we eat and the way we produce it is responsible for a huge part of our carbon emissions - particularly since, right now, we import around 50% of all our food .... and waste one-third of it.

Last summer’s heatwave, which frazzled crops and left dairy cows suffering from heat stress, showed how intensively producing food in the same old way will become increasingly difficult as the climate changes.


Meanwhile, the recent rationing of tomatoes and salad veg by UK supermarkets, as a result of bad weather in Spain and North Africa, has really shone a spotlight on just how vulnerable we are here in Cornwall, at the end of long global supply chains.

Like all of the Cornwall’s Climate Stories films, Hungry for Change will feature a whole host of fascinating and inspirational stories – from gleaners picking the ‘waste’ crops in our fields to help feed thousands of hungry people across Cornwall to a microbiologist keen to get us all eating low-carbon insects.


Hungry for Change will be a partner film to our last release, Food for Thought, which looks at the incredibly contentious issue of climate change and the livestock industry.

Food for Thought has received an average score of 9.4 out of 10 from audiences, who have particularly praised its balanced approach. The words most commonly used by viewers to describe how they felt after seeing the film were 'positive', 'inspired' and 'keen to learn more'.


Our films are not only freely available online – their main purpose is to be used at public screenings, Q&As, festivals and industry events in Cornwall and beyond (after all - they're relevant well beyond the Cornish border!), where we hope they can act as a springboard for meaningful and non-judgmental conversations, engagement and action.

We also work with Plymouth University to deliver school workshops full of creative activities around the themes of our films.

Why do we need this money?

We have already shot most of the content for this film. However, we now need to transcribe the interviews, script the film and edit it, which is a hugely labour-intensive process.

We will also need to pay for extra illustration footage, music rights, as well as for colour grading and sound engineering.

And then we need to cover time and transport for organising and running screenings and events to take this film out into the world and get those all-important climate conversations started.

Some amazing rewards to thank you!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. 

If you are able to make a contribution towards our project we have truly AMAZING rewards and experiences lined up for you - most of which have been kindly donated by some of the brilliant people featured in our previous films.

Check them out and learn more from these people who are on the front line working to help Cornwall become more resilient in the face of our future climate challenges.


This project offered rewards

£15 or more

Your name in the credits!

Everyone making a pledge of £15 or more will get a big thank you and have their name listed in the credits of this film. This is a great way of being a lasting part of this project!

£17 or more

Alexanders Salt

Rich verdant green and powerfully aromatic, this interesting salt has been made by Wild Cornwall on the Trelonk Estate on the Roseland Peninsula (where we filmed one of the interviews for Hungry for Change). Flavoured with wild Alexanders, which burst forth from the Cornish hedgerows from early Spring to late Autumn, this salt makes a beautiful garnish for poached eggs or hummus. (20g)

£25 or more

Can of wild Fal rock oysters

Harvested by Chris Ranger (who featured in our film Plenty More Fish?) Rock oysters (or Pacific oysters) were brought to Cornwall in the 1950s to be raised on oyster farms. However, many escaped, and today's warmer waters mean they have become a huge environmental problem, smothering mud flats and other important habitats. Eating them is one way of helping to control the problem - and if you like oysters it's a delicious solution!

£40 or more

Tour of Plants for a Future

Take a two-hour tour around the Plants for a Future forest garden near Lerryn, learning about how the land was transformed from a bare barley field, and the principles of diverse growing for self sufficiency Get to see and taste some of the many edible, medicinal, and other useful plants, such as perennial salads; unusual fruits, superfood berries, nuts and roots, and learn how to grow with less effort! Tours on May 7, June 18, July 30, Aug 27

£175 or more

Private screening and filmmaker Q&A

A private screening of one or more of our films for your company or organisation, with Q&A with the filmmakers. Either in person or online

£260 or more

Active hope and permaculture weekend course

An opportunity to spend a weekend learning from the amazing Klaudia van Gool in a course based on Joanna Macy’s Active Hope. This is an opportunity to connect with yourself, others and all of nature, seen and unseen. Find new perspectives in ceremony and new ways of looking at the challenges of our world today, immerse in the elements and gain a basic understanding of permaculture. Course runs Jul 13 to 16 nr Lerryn

£19 or more

Cornish Lemon Verbena Sunflower Oil

A punchy citrus hit without the airmiles! This has been produced from Cornish sunflowers by Wild Cornwall on the Trelonk Estate on the Roseland Peninsula, where we filmed one of the interviews for Hungry for Change. Lemon verbena is the UK’s answer for bright, uplifting scents and flavours, which cuts fantastically through the nutty savouriness of this vitamin rich sunflower oil (250ml)

£21 or more

Cornish seaweed

One pack of delicious, nutritious dried seaweed from the lovely Cornish Seaweed Company, who featured in our first film Under the Surface, with managing director Tim talking about the amazing climate benefits of Cornwall's seaweeds...

£28 or more

Scilly archaeological walk

Join Katharine Sawyer (who featured in our film Living on the Edge) for a half-day archaeological tour of one of Scilly's uninhabited islands, learning about the fascinating pre-history of this area - some of which has now been lost beneath the waves. NOTE - this reward is for a place on one of Katharine's walks only. It does NOT cover travel to or accommodation on Scilly. Must be booked directly with Katharine - info supplied after pledging.

£32 or more

Heritage orchard & experimental crops tour

Guided tour with head gardener Oliver Brooks of the heritage orchards planted with rare apple and nut varieties over the first six holes of the Gillyflower Golf course in Lostwithiel. Also visit the potager garden where Oliver will show you rare and novel crops being grown without fossil fuel inputs and trialled for possible suitability as future food crops. Contact supplier directly to arrange - details provided after pledging.

£35 or more

Cornish seaweed cookery book

A signed copy of the Cornish Seaweed Cookbook, kindly donated by the lovely people at the Cornish Seaweed Company. Managing director Tim van Berkel featured in our first film, Under the Surface, talking about the amazing climate benefits of Cornwall's seaweeds...

£40 or more

Voucher for the Farriers, Mount Edgcumbe

Help us reach our target and in return get a £20 voucher to eat at the lovely Farriers cafe in Mt Edgcumbe Country Park.

£40 or more

Meal voucher at Eddystone Beach Cafe

Voucher for a meal at Eddystone Beach Cafe, Whitsand Bay. This voucher is valid for this season from the beginning of June until the end of September.

£55 or more

Surfing, SUP-ing or bodyboarding

A two-hour surf, SUP or bodyboarding lesson with the wonderful Big Green Surf School at beautiful Crantock beach near Newquay

£75 or more

Woodland cabin stay

One overnight woodland cabin stay for two on the River Camel, plus guided tour of ancient working woodland. Week nights in May only. Arrange directly with provider (details supplied after pledging).

£80 or more

Riverford organic veg box - one month

Enjoy a one-month subscription to a delicious selection of organic veg from Riverford

£250 or more

Two-night stay in a tranquil beach apartment

A two-night stay at sought-after 'Beachcombers' right on Tregonhawke Beach at Whitsand Bay (sleeps 2). Unique location, you can't get any closer to the sea, pet-friendly, stunning beach walks, and mesmerising sunsets. MID-WEEK OFF PEAK DATES ONLY. Many thanks to Eddystone Beach Cafe for kindly donating this reward!

£300 or more

Two-night stay in beautiful seaside apartment

A weekend stay at beautiful 'Seagrass' in St Ives (sleeps 4) 2 Bedrooms – Stunning Sea Views – Parking – Family friendly – Moments from Porthminster Beach OFF PEAK TIMES ONLY

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