Pledging your support

Many pioneering cities around the world have realised that food can be one of the most powerful drivers of positive social, economic and environmental change. They are promoting healthy and sustainable food as a key part of their efforts to improve peoples’ lives whilst also protecting the planet. The adoption of a food charter can enable partnerships of public, private and community organisations to describe how they will work together to use healthy and sustainable food as a vehicle for driving positive change and to provide a focal point around which these partnerships can grow over time. Food Plymouth’s historical Food Charter is being updated to reflect our current action planning work and future trajectory.

But you can still pledge your support to the work that we are facilitating across the city. Why not join our extensive list of companies and sole traders who have pledged their allegiance to support our work? We want as many people and organisations as possible to endorse our collaborative partnership so that we can co-develop a community-focussed action plan, so that Plymouth can transform its food system to become a truly sustainable food city.

Email your Pledge to us and we will add you to our wall of local companies and businesses.

Owens Coffee

“We are a coffee roaster based in Ivybridge, producing award winning 100% organic and fair-trade coffee since 2010.  All of Owens coffee is roasted to order and we are meticulous about the freshness, taste and quality of every bean.  At our purpose built eco roastery in Ivybridge, we also offer Home Barista training, as well as professional qualifications, in our state of the art training facility.”

City College Plymouth

Aramark, the college catering partner are now purchasing more than 60% or their products in the West Country region. We have switched one of our Costa outlets to an Owens coffee which is 100% Fairtrade and roasted locally in Modbury. The Allotment is still proving a success with a growing waiting list for available plots. The City College Plymouth maintained its Fairtrade status until summer 2017. The Free College breakfast is still available to all enrolled students to encourage a healthy start to the day. Menus are being driven in the PL1 Restaurant by the vegetable products grown on the college campus. The college successfully campaigns Health & Wellbeing throughout the academic year to promote healthier lifestyle choices.

National Trust

The National trust has recently been awarded the Soil association Bronze food for life award, this means that 75% of the dishes served by us at Saltram are made by us, from scratch. The meat we use can be traced back to the farm, every egg we use is free range and our menus are free from GM ingredients and undesirable additives. Our menus are designed to make use of the best seasonal local ingredients. More info on this award is available here

Food is Fun

“Our aim is to improve the health and well-being of people of all ages, creating opportunities to change attitudes towards food and eating and increasing confidence, life-skills and motivation through education and community inclusion. Pop-up Cookery Schools are delivered across the South West, visiting the hearts of communities, motivating people to learn the importance of food and healthy eating and to explore food in ways that are fun, engaging and hands-on. We improve health and wellbeing and life skills through food-based interventions, raise self-confidence and teach essential culinary skills while encouraging social engagement.”