Buckinghamshire Food Partnership believes that everyone is entitled to a Right to Food that is sustainable, accessible, healthy, tasty, culturally appropriate, and good for nature and the environment.
Through an initial collaborative process of local groups working together on key issues within the local food systems the Rothschild Foundation commissioned Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming, to explore the need for a county food partnership. This involved the development of local food groups, an online Food Summit with wide stakeholder consultation which drew out people willing to take steps to:
Since joining the Sustainable Food Places network we registered with the Charity Commission as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and have recruited five volunteer trustees.
We have secured funding from the Rothschild Foundation and SFP for a Coordinator and are developing a strategic plan. We are building the partnership, exploring how we can best support community-led food activity, and are pursuing a small number of strategic projects with key local partners.
Evaluating Public Health Nutrition interventions
Setting up community food enterprises
Facilitating Action Learning Sets