How Food for Life Scotland can work with your business
Are you a Scottish food business interested in supplying Scotland's public sector?
In an average year, the public sector in Scotland spends almost £150 million on food and drink. With a growing opportunity for Scotland’s producers, there has never been a better time for Scottish food businesses to get involved in supplying public food service.
At Food for Life Scotland, we work with local food producers and suppliers to put more Scottish food on the table in schools across the country. In this section, you can read more about our work with local authorities and food businesses across Scotland.
Boosting Scottish food in Scottish school meals
Working with our partners, we've taken on projects of all sizes, from delivering a huge boost in spend on Scottish meat for West Lothian Council to helping pioneer local vegetable supply on the Isle of Arran with North Ayrshire Council.
Local routes to market in the public sector
The public sector is a great route to market for Scottish suppliers and producers. Local authorities and suppliers across Scotland are working together to boost the local economy and to get more good food into school meals.
Scottish Meat in West Lothian
Since achieving the FFLSH award, 95% of the fresh meat served in West Lothian's primary schools is now sourced from Scotland.
Responding to COVID-19
The Coronavirus pandemic has shone a light on our food system like never before. We've been speaking to Scotland's farmers and food businesses to find out how the supply chain is responding to the crisis - and what we might learn for the future. Click through to read case studies from producers, suppliers, and local authorities on how they've coped.
Want to get involved?
If you are a Scottish supplier that would love to see your product on the plates of school children across the country, or a local authority that wants to take advantage of the top-quality Scottish food available in your area, contact Lucie Wardle, Supply Chain Officer, for an informal chat.Get in touch
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Through our Food for Life programme the Scottish Government is ensuring that more school children than ever are able to access healthy and nutritious meals that have been sourced, grown and produced locally.Fergus Ewing Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy
We are immensely proud to be part of the FFLS programme. A lot of our workforce have children in local schools, so it is a project that is very close to home.Alan Williamson Campbells Prime Meat