As a founding member of the Sustainable Food Cities (SFC) Network and one of the first cities to achieve bronze back in 2015, Food Plymouth has been a mainstay of the SFC movement. With an incredibly resilient, committed and dynamic partnership, Food Plymouth has not only managed to keep delivering across the board but to take things up to the next level as they work towards the SFC silver award. In announcing their recent bronze award renewal, we wanted to share – in their own words – some of the highlights of their inspirational recent work and achievements.
Their biggest achievement in the past year is the consolidation of true partnership working with Plymouth City Council’s public health team and other local authority partners (who make up the Thrive Plymouth network) to collaborate on ‘People connecting through food’.
Tom Andrews, Sustainable Food Cities, Programme Manager.
This focused collective action illustrates how businesses, organisations and communities in Plymouth are sharing a positive vision for all aspects of food work. It draws a bold line under Food Plymouth’s maintenance of the bronze SFC status and constitutes a key pillar of our work within our ‘bronze to silver’ action plan. See our vision outlined in the Thrive Plymouth video: achieving the silver award. This collaboration between Food Plymouth, Livewell Southwest and Public Health won our public health team a nomination in the recent #LGC Public Health awards, an accolade which placed them amongst only a few very highly innovative projects that work towards improving public health and addressing inequalities.