Sustainable Food Places
Sustainable Food Places (previously Sustainable Food Cities) is one of the UK’s fastest-growing social movements. Its network brings together pioneering food partnerships from towns, cities, boroughs, districts and counties across the UK that are driving innovation and best practice on all aspects of healthy and sustainable food.
Food Sense Wales is Sustainable Food Place’s national partner in Wales and has an ambition to see a food partnership in every local authority in Wales, creating a network that would form the foundation for developing the vision, infrastructure and action needed to make Wales’ food system fit for Future Generations.
Food Sense Wales is supporting Wales’ three current members – Food Cardiff, Food Vale and the Monmouthshire Food Partnership. We are also supporting five new projects in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Powys, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen and Carmarthenshire as they create their own partnership models and work towards becoming fully fledged members of the UK Sustainable Food Places Network.
Food Sense Wales would encourage areas and communities across Wales to join in and to help lead the way in establishing and growing place-based infrastructure, contributing to the development of a ‘good food movement’ and wider community food strategies that will benefit the health, economy, sustainability and social prosperity of communities across South Wales.
The importance of establishing new Sustainable Food Partnerships in Wales was also recognised in 2020 by the Welsh Government’s Green Recovery Task and Finish Group, with both Food Sense Wales and Sustainable Food Places given priority one status to develop local food partnerships in each Local Authority in Wales.