Making healthy and sustainable food a defining characteristic of where people live.
The Sustainable Food Places Network (previously Sustainable Food Cities) brings together local food partnerships from across the UK.
In towns, cities, boroughs, districts and counties, these partnerships are driving innovation and best practice on all aspects of healthy and sustainable food.
Sustainable Food Places provide grants, advice and support to enable local food partnerships to drive changes to local policy and practice and to undertake campaigns, practical projects and public engagement initiatives
From obesity and diet-related ill-health to food poverty and waste, climate change and biodiversity loss to declining, prosperity and social dislocation, we believe food is not only at the heart of some of our greatest problems but is also a vital part of the solution.
We have created a national award scheme, based around a framework of 6 key issues for action, that benchmarks, motivates and recognises achievement.
Geoff Tansey, Panelist and Chair of the Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty and Curator of the Food Systems Academy
Sustainable Food Places has gone beyond proof of concept and kicked-off a new 5-year programme in 2020 which will focus on adapting and extending the model to new and more diverse places across the UK. The model is being replicated overseas with emerging similar national networks across Europe and strong networks in the US and Canada.
Examples of the local impact that local food partnerships are having through the SFP Network can be found on our website https://www.sustainablefoodplaces.org/
Local food partnerships are playing a crucial role in the response to the Covid-19 crisis and its impacts on rising food insecurity, viability of small food businesses and social isolation, organising rapidly in cooperation with local authorities and other local groups to address these challenges.
University of the West of England (Evaluation Report, May 2019)
To find out more please visit our website https://www.sustainablefoodplaces.org/ .
We encourage anyone wanting to get involved to sign up to our newsletter https://www.sustainablefoodplaces.org/get_involved
Is there a local food partnership in your area?
Check to find out https://www.sustainablefoodplaces.org/members/
Sustainable Food Places is a partnership programme led by the Soil Association, Food Matters and Sustain: the alliance for better food and farmin. It is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The National Lottery Community Fund.
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