In 2010, only a handful of places had established food partnerships and were taking a holistic, place-based and systems approach to promoting healthy and sustainable food.
With funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, between 2013 and 2019 we helped nearly 60 places across the UK to emulate the success of these early pioneers as part of the Sustainable Food Cities Network.
Thanks to the generous support of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The National Lottery Community Fund, at the beginning of 2020 we embarked on a new 5-year Sustainable Food Places programme through which we will adapt and extend the model to new places and work with our leading pioneers to show just what can be achieved through a collaborative approach to good food.
Together, we aim to normalise local food partnerships, good food activism and the heathy and sustainable food they promote as a standard part of the institutional and social landscape of towns, cities, boroughs, districts and counties across the UK.
This will involve: