What is VEG CITIES?

We call on cities and other local areas to coordinate activity and action. From councils to schools, from food growing enterprises to workplaces, we all have a role to play to increase the availability and consumption of vegetables locally.

VEG CITIES is a feature campaign of Sustainable Food Cities, led by food and farming charity Sustain in partnership with the wider Peas Please initiative.

A fruit and veg box for a Healthy Start voucher

GoodBox is a fruit and veg box with a difference. A charitable donation is added to each box enabling the surplus revenue of four boxes to be used to offer one fruit and veg box to families in receipt of Healthy Start vouchers. It is operated by Lean Lunch and up to 10 boxes are available each week to Healthy Start customers in Leeds.

Innovative project connects allotment surplus with food projects in Bath and North East Somerset

CropDrop is coordinating the redistribution of surplus fruit and vegetables from bountiful allotments and growers in Bath and North East Somerset. Volunteer drivers transport the produce to charity projects that provide food, alleviating food poverty, strengthening communities and minimising food miles.

WHO urges governments to promote healthy food in public facilities

Around the world, 8 million annual deaths are caused by unhealthy diets. Public settings, such as schools, hospitals and canteens of public institutions, can play a key role in ensuring people are provided with healthy food.

THE VEG CITIES CAMPAIGNS