Food Newcastle is leading the bid for the Silver Sustainable Food Places Award.

June 21, 2023 3:18 pm Published by

Food Newcastle are leading the bid for the silver Sustainable Food Places Award for Newcastle. The campaign for the city is ‘Striving for Silver’, and will be celebrating and showcasing the fantastic work being done across the City when it comes to sustainable food and building a more sustainable food culture. 

Food Newcastle is a network of organisations working towards a more sustainable food culture in our city. We are hosted by Newcastle West End Foodbank, and our network comprises of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations, businesses and Newcastle City Council who all add a unique and invaluable perspective to Newcastle’s Good Food Plan.

A flagship member of Sustainable Food Places, Food Newcastle joined the network in 2014, and led the bid for and were successful in attaining the Bronze Sustainable Food Places award in 2019 for their holistic approach to embedding a sustainable food culture in the city, focusing on key areas such as food insecurity, food waste and cooking skills as well as others.

This year, Newcastle are Striving for Silver, aiming to achieve the silver Sustainable Food Places award after a number of years developing the good food plan. In the past year, so many Good Food Actions have been implemented by organisations across Newcastle, from the development of a food redistribution app by BIND CIC with Newcastle University, to the introduction of a local pantry model in Blakelaw by Newcastle West End Foodbank in collaboration with My Local Pantry.

Food Newcastle’s Partnership Coordinator, Ellen Holmes, stated “I’m really looking forward to working with organisations and businesses across Newcastle in the bid for the silver Sustainable Food Places award. It’s a really positive goal for the city; Newcastle is fully of amazing projects from tackling food insecurity, to reducing food waste and teaching cooking skills. Applying for this award will really help us collate and showcase them as a city-wide Good Food Movement.”

Whilst developing the bid for the award, Food Newcastle will be calling upon the vast range of organisations working on projects around our key themes. Whether you’re a current partner of Food Newcastle or not, the aim is to ensure everyone is represented in the bid for sustainable food city, and make the award a joint and city-wide success.

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