Sustainable Food Cities

Throughout the UK, pioneering communities at every scale - from individual institutions through to entire city-regions - have recognised the key role food can play in dealing with some of today’s most pressing social, economic and environmental problems. From obesity and diet-related ill-health to food poverty and waste, climate change and biodiversity loss to declining prosperity and social dislocation, food is not only at the heart of some of our greatest problems, but also a vital part of the solution.

The Sustainable Food Cities Network is an alliance of public, private and third sector organisations that believe in the power of food as a vehicle for driving positive change and that are committed to promoting sustainable food for the benefit of people and the planet. The Network - which is run by a coalition of NGOs led by the Soil Association, Food Matters and Sustain and is funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation - aims to help people and places to share challenges, explore practical solutions and develop best practice in all aspects of sustainable food.

In Greater Manchester we are very fortunate to have FeedingStockport play an active role in the Network and in late 2013 it became one of only six places in the UK to secure a share of £1 million in funding following a successful joint bid to the Sustainable Food Cities prorgramme