Food Cardiff believes that the food we eat has a huge impact on life in Cardiff – not just on people’s health, but on communities and businesses, individual farmers and growers, and the environment too.
Good food creates strong, healthy, resilient communities. It acts as a hub for connecting people and projects working to promote healthy, sustainable and ethical food; acts as a voice for wider change as well as being the catalyst for changing the local food system in Cardiff.
Food Cardiff now comprises 203 individuals across 95 organisations and has a strategy board that includes a range of members, including Cardiff Council, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board, Riverside Real Food, Public Health Wales, Action in Caerau and Ely (ACE) as well as many others. Through this network of dedicated partners, Cardiff is driving change at a city level and is working to tackle some of today’s biggest social, economic and environmental issues.
In June 2021, Food Cardiff was awarded Sustainable Food Places Silver Status, becoming the first place in Wales and one of only six places in the UK to achieve the accolade, recognising the city’s pioneering work in promoting healthy and sustainable food. In July 2021, Food Cardiff’s achievements were also recognised at the annual Peas Please Prize Ceremony, with Cardiff winning the Veg City Prize. This award acknowledged the city’s impactful and integrated place-based approach to increasing veg uptake at a local level.