FoodWise Leeds

FoodWise is an unincorporated organisation and is hosted within local charity Zest. We began our journey in 2017 as the Leeds Food Partnership, initiated by Feed Leeds, Leeds City Council and the University of Leeds to promote a new strategic approach to sustainable, healthy and affordable food in the city.

In 2019, we achieved the SFP Bronze award and rebranded as FoodWise Leeds. Our vision is to create a healthy, sustainable and fair food system for everyone in Leeds. We're now working towards silver.


What we do

Our recent achievements:

  • Hosted a Low Carbon Lunch event at which Leeds City Council announced three pledges to the Glasgow Food & Climate Declaration to reduce the carbon impact of the food procured across its services.
  • Produced the Building Food Resilience toolkit for food aid providers to support people experiencing food insecurity to greater food resilience
  • Delivering a campaign to increase uptake of Healthy Start vouchers in Inner East Leeds
  • Piloted a scheme with GoodBox to exhange Healthy Start vouchers for a vegbox increasing access to fresh produce 
  • Delivered a Veg Cities campaign to increase the consumption of vegetables 


Veg Cities
Food Power