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 is supporting Wales’ nine current members – Food Cardiff, Food Vale, the Monmouthshire Food Partnership, RCT Food, Blaenau Gwent Food Partnership, Bwyd Powys Food,Bwyd Sir Gâr Food in Carmarthenshire, Bwyd Abertawe in Swansea and the Torfaen Food Partnership.
Having been key in establishing and nurturing food partnerships as part of its work leading on the Sustainable Food Places network in Wales, Food Sense Wales is pleased to also be supporting the Welsh Government and all the partners involved (Health Boards and Local Authorities as well as other dedicated stakeholders such as voluntary organisations, charities, food business, retailers, wholesalers, growers and farmers) with the roll out of funding for cross-sector food partnerships in Wales.
Food Sense Wales has been encouraging 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 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.
Here’s a video that gives you a taste of Sustainable Food Places in Wales: