Manchester Food Board

The Manchester Food Board (MFB) is an independent body, and our membership includes leading decision-makers from across the economic, health, environment, housing, farming, and social sectors. We believe that food has the ability to transform some of the most urgent challenges of our society into opportunities for the future, and are committed to playing our full part in helping Manchester “build back better”.

What we do

Manchester Food Board's aim is to ensure the development of a food strategy for Manchester that:

  1. Secures access to sustainable, appropriate, and nutritious food for all people
  2. Promotes a vibrant food culture and helps create a dynamic and robust hospitality sector
  3. Creates more resilient supply chains
  4. Reduces the environmental impacts of the food system
  5. Facilitates collaboration, research and innovation in the food system

These priorities have been re-affirmed in light of the challenge presented by COVID-19. We believe that food is fundamental to Manchester’s vision to “build back better”, and our Policy Statement sets out our vision for this recovery. Our Action Plan is currently in development, and will provide a clear pathway for achieving this vision.

We are working with a wide range of local partners and organisations to bring about meaningful and lasting change in Manchester. Through promoting sustainable and high-quality food, we are working to address some of our city’s most difficult challenges, including climate change, poverty, and obesity.


Our newly refreshed Policy Statement in now available to download below. Our Action Plan will soon be available to view online. Have a look at our latest newsletter, and don't forget to sign up to recieve our newsletter straight to your inbox!

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

Good Food Procurement

Transforming Local Supply Chains

Climate & Nature Friendly Food

Tackling Food Packaging & Waste



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