Buckinghamshire Food Partnership

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:

  • promote sustainable sources of healthy food
  • shorten local supply chains to affordable, quality food
  • encourage sustainable food production
  • reduce food waste within households and businesses
  • provide tasty, nutritious food on every person's plate
  • foster good food citizenship.

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.

What we do

  • Food for All Working Group
  • Community Food Growing Working Group
  • Climate and Food Working Group
  • Farming and Food Business Working Group
  • Schools Working Group

Areas of expertise

Partnership & Collaboration

Food Vision & Action Plan

Awareness and Engagement

Active Food Citizenship

Tackling Food Poverty

Promoting Healthy Eating

Supporting Good Food Business

Shifting Consumer Behaviour

Transforming Local Supply Chains

Climate & Nature Friendly Food

Evaluating Public Health Nutrition interventions 

Setting up community food enterprises

Facilitating Action Learning Sets