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

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. Please read our new strategy (2023-2028) to look at the 19 key areas that we are working on across the City.



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