Food Plymouth is the city’s recognised Local Food Partnership

A central connecting hub for all food-related matters in Plymouth

Our multi-sector award winning partnership, founded in 2010, comprises a diverse mix of agencies, organisations, businesses, community groups and individual citizens, all working together to actively promote and lobby for healthy, sustainable and affordable food as a driver for positive change. The Food Plymouth partnership and network is facilitated and resourced by Food Plymouth CIC.

The collaborative work of the partnership is expressed through the six strands of our action plan, each of which focuses on transforming a different aspect of our food system. These are illustrated in our symbolic lighthouse diagram and correspond to the six strands of the Sustainable Food Places network, of which Plymouth has been a Bronze Award holder member since 2015. More about each theme can be found on the Actions page.

Plymouth is currently on an exciting journey towards Sustainable Food Places Silver Award and is proud to be home to one of over 60 local food partnerships in cities, boroughs and counties across the UK who are part of the network. Plymouth is also currently part of the FoodSHIFT2030 programme, partnering with Copenhagen in an unique peer learning programme.

Support during the cost of living crisis

In the wake of an incredible local response in Plymouth to food issues during the Coronavirus outbreak, we are continuing to facilitate the Plymouth Food Aid Network and are working with partners across the city to ensure even more support is in place as the cost of living crisis deepens.

Recognising the common threads between food, fuel and financial insecurity, we are working with Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Energy Community and others to ensure a joined-up approach to support, linking in with national organisations such as the Independent Food Aid Network and more.

Here are some key resources for anyone struggling with the cost of living crisis in Plymouth:

– The Worrying About Money? leaflet lists three steps to find options and get help in Plymouth

– The Food Access Guide for Plymouth is an online tool to help you access food-related support

– The Plymouth Food Aid Network website and Facebook page connects you with organisations all around the city, with an easy to use community food access map

Food Access Guide for Plymouth launched

  During Covid 19 Food Plymouth’s Food Equality Project began work on a Food Access Guide for Plymouth. This was a response to the acute pressures experienced by many individuals, families and communities due to the Coronavirus lockdown and beyond.  The Guide attempts to map and support navigation through the emergency food aid available in…

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Who are we?

Who are we?

Food Plymouth and our partners share a vision of Plymouth as a healthier and more sustainable food city. Our mission is to achieve this through promoting and lobbying for healthy, sustainable and affordable food as a driver for positive change.

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Actions

Learn how everyone can help make Plymouth an even more Sustainable Food Place. Through pledging support for our action plan, individuals, communities, organisations and businesses can collaborate to promote healthier and more sustainable food for the people of Plymouth.

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What's on

Keeping you up to date with relevant food events related to the work of our partnership, whether right here in Plymouth or further afield, virtual or face-to-face, including webinars, community activities and more.

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Our blog features food-related news from across Plymouth and beyond, showcasing sustainable food success stories, job and volunteering opportunities and plenty more besides.

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