Islington Food Partnership

Islington Food Partnership is a broad coalition of local organisations and individuals working together to develop an ambitious and sustainable food network for Islington.

Islington Food Partnership is chaired by local health and wellbeing charity Manor Gardens Welfare Trust, and is led by a strategic board and coordinating group - read more about us at

Islington formally launched our current Food Strategy in 2010 with a 10 year framework, extended to 2022 due to the pandemic. In 2017, the Food Strategy Steering Group and wider partnership recognized a further need to develop a specific Food Poverty Action Plan, and an Islington Food Poverty Alliance (IFPA) steering group was set up in 2019 to provide oversight and implementation support of Islington’s Food Poverty Action Plan 2019-2022.

We are developing a new Islington Food Strategy to be implemented from 2023 onwards, which is being led by the Islington Food Partnership, bringing together all those that have worked on food and food poverty in the Borough in the past 10 years.

What we do

You can find more details on our activities on our website at

We have quarterly partnership meetings, and meet more regularly where needed or requested, for example during the extended lockdown periods.

We set up and run the Islington Food Cooperative Network, which is a network of 7+ community cooperatives across the Borough. more details can be found at

We are currently in the process of developing our new strategy, and so are running a number of engagement activities in order to publish this for 2023.