Sustainable Food Places
Gloucestershire Food and Farming Partnership (GFFP) passed a stringent set of criteria to achieve membership of the Sustainable Food Places network to support their efforts to make local, healthy and sustainable food available to all.
GFFP, together with Feeding Gloucestershire, are excited to announce the appointment of a new Sustainable Food Places Coordinator. Jenny Salter began working in Sept 2022, collaborating with GFFP, Feeding Gloucestershire, and FWAGSW (Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group) to collectively coordinate Gloucestershire’s food and farming landscape, with the aim of moving the County towards achieving a Sustainable Food Places Bronze Award.
In co-creating this vision with the partner network GFFP hopes to demonstrate the six key SFP criteria:
· Food Governance and Strategy
· Good Food Movement
· Healthy Food for All
· Sustainable Food Economy
· Catering and Procurement
· Food for the Planet
Sustainable Food Places is a network of cross-sector partnerships in towns, cities, boroughs and counties that are using food as a vehicle to drive positive change. With support from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The National Lottery Community Fund, the Network helps people and places to share challenges, explore practical solutions and develop best practice in all aspects of healthy and sustainable food.
Gloucestershire joins a network of over 70 members across the UK who work to tackle some of the biggest social, economic and environmental issues today, from an epidemic of food poverty and diet related ill-health to the loss of independent high street food businesses and family farms through to climate change, biodiversity loss and food waste.
This accreditation aligns seamlessly to the Vision of GFFP and such recognition will add enhanced value and credibility to partnership work, projects and conversations with funding partners. For more information about Sustainable Food Places visit www.sustainablefoodplaces.org or @FoodPlacesUK.