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Food Plymouth – who are we?
Food Plymouth is a city-wide, cross-sector partnership of organizations and businesses working to support Plymouth’s journey to be a ‘Sustainable Food City’. It is led by the three main public sector bodies in the city: Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Community Healthcare, Plymouth University and is coordinated by the Soil Association; working to promote sustainable and healthy food as a powerful driver for promoting and enabling positive social, economic and environmental change.
Plymouth Food Charter
Good food is vital to the quality of peoples’ lives in Plymouth. By promoting healthy and sustainable food as part of a thriving food economy, the Plymouth Food Charter aims to improve health and wellbeing for all and to create a more connected, resilient and sustainable City. Signatories to the Charter – which include public, private and community partners – are committed to promoting the pleasure and importance of good food to help create a vibrant and diverse food culture.
Who’s involved so far?
Allways Apples; Dig for Devonport; Devonport Guildhall; Department of Health; Diggin’ It; Food for Life Partnership; Federation of City Farms; Flavour Fest; Food is Fun; Grow Efford Partnership; Groundwork; National Marine Aquarium; National Trust; NHS Plymouth; Plymouth Community Healthcare; Plymouth 2020; Plymouth Better Together; Plymouth City Council; Plymouth City Markets; Plymouth City Centre Company; Plymouth University, Real Ideas Organisation; Riverford Organic; Soil Association; South West Food and Drink; Tamar Grow Local; Tamar View Fruiterers; Take a Part; Tideford Organics; Transition Plymouth; The Barefoot Partnership Ltd; ….see ‘Pledges’ for full list of businesses and organisations around Plymouth who have signed up to the Charter and are working together to help Plymouth on it’s journey to be a ‘Sustainable Food City’ …..http://bit.ly/YQoWdd
Food Plymouth is proud to be a founder member of the Sustainable Food Cities network www.sustainablefoodcities.org @FoodCities
Plymouth wins 1st SFC Award
Food Plymouth won the first ever bronze Sustainable Food City (SFC) Award at a national conference in Bristol on 16th March. This was in recognition of our significant achievements in three areas of each of the six categories of the Award: promotion & awareness raising, health & access, local economy, catering & procurement, community & skills, waste & the environment. Cllr Brian Vincent who received it on behalf of Food Plymouth partnership said, “This is wonderful news for Plymouth and is a real boost to our work to help make the city a healthier place to live and work.”
Partners across the city have been working to develop the partnership and delivery since 2010, to increase local and sustainable food into the city, through the vision of the Plymouth Food Charter and Action Plan. Plymouth was one of only four cities to get recognised at the event along with Lambeth (London), Cardiff and Brighton, who got silver for their longstanding commitment and outstanding achievements. Plymouth to go for silver next year folks? If anyone wants to join us to help make this happen please get in touch! firstname.lastname@example.org
Plymouth Food Award winners 2014
The winners of the 2014 Plymouth Food Awards were announced on 10th June at the first ever Big Food Debate, at the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth; an event organised by Food is Fun and Food Plymouth.The awards were created to celebrate some of the extraordinary efforts, skills and achievements of those who are bringing delicious healthy and sustainable food to people in Plymouth supporting the aims of the Plymouth Food Charter.
- Best Local Food Producer: Riverford
Highly Commended: Well Hung Meat Company
For full details of all winners Plymouth Food Awards 2014
Many thanks to our supporters: Devon Contract Waste, Foodsmiths, Food is Fun, National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth City Centre Company, Plymouth City Council, Plymouth City Markets, Plymouth Community Healthcare CIC, Plymouth University, Soil Association, Sustainable Food Cities, Tamar View Fruiterers.