Working to support a healthy and sustainable food city
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 work of Food Plymouth aims to improve health and wellbeing for all and to create a more connected, resilient and sustainable city. Our growing partnership and networks – including 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.
Food Plymouth works principally to the six strands of the Sustainable Food Cities framework. Through pledging support for the different aspects of our action plan, individuals, communities, organisations and businesses can collaborate to promote healthier and more sustainable food for the people of Plymouth. This ongoing support will enable Food Plymouth to achieve our dream of the SFC silver award standard. Here we provide insight and examples of innovation in Plymouth that exemplify the six themes covered in our action plan.
Our historical Food Charter successfully secured a range of signatories, including public, private and community partners. This shows strong local commitment to promoting the pleasure and importance of good food to help create a vibrant and diverse food culture. We are now in the process of upgrading our Action plan (and charter) so that we can fulfill the requirements of the Sustainable Food Cities silver award. Co-development of a new action plan will consolidate our partnership working to increase both the demand and supply of delicious and affordable, fresh, seasonal, local and organic food throughout Plymouth.