Food Cardiff believes that the food we eat has a huge impact on life in Cardiff - not just on people’s health, but on communities and businesses, individual farmers, and the environment too.
Food Cardiff believes that food should be good for people, good for the place we live, and good for our planet as well as being affordable and tasty. Good food creates strong, healthy communities. The way it’s produced respects people, animals and the natural environment and the way it’s sold supports the local economy.
Sitting within Food Sense Wales, Food Cardiff acts as a hub for connecting people and projects working to promote healthy, sustainable and ethical food; acts as a voce for wider change as well as being the catalyst for changing the local food system in Cardiff.
Over the last 8 years, Food Cardiff has developed and grown significantly, making a recognisable impact at a city-wide level, for example coordinating the city’s good food response to Covid-19 and distributing 20,000 veg plants to households during lockdown.
2021 sees Food Cardiff embark on the next step of its journey, as it works to become one of the top Sustainable Food Places in the UK by developing a three year, city-wide good food strategy.
Hundreds of individuals and organisations contributed to the first draft of the strategy, through events such as Field to Fforc: A People’s Assembly, the Good Food Cardiff Autumn Festival and Food Cardiff network gatherings.
In total almost 2,500 people supported the final strategy (see documents section).