VEG CITIES | Cardiff

Update from Food Cardiff

Cardiff’s Veg City campaign is driving up veg consumption by changing things on a local level – promoting veg, growing veg, getting more veg into school meals, reducing the amount of veg that is wasted, and so much more.

We are calling on restaurants, retailers, workplaces, schools, growers and restaurants to make a veg pledge. Pledges so far include:

  • Cardiff Council are offering an extra portion of veg free of charge in all school meals.
  • The Healthy Schools team have produced a Power Up Your Pupils with Veg resource pack for teachers and a Peas Please Parent Pack, to engage primary school children with veg.
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University catering have pledged that all meals will include 2 portions of veg and are offering how to cook veg on a budget courses for students and staff.
  • Wild Thing Café are promoting veg and are planning a free community supper made from surplus allotment veg.
  • Cardiff & Vale University Hospital Board have set up a veg stall at University Hospital Wales and are incorporating more veg in Y Gegin restaurant.

We also created a handy toolkit of ideas and resources to support workplaces to make a veg pledge. Eating veg can have a triple win: increased staff engagement, cost savings and brand reputation.

To find out more contact Cardiff’s Sustainable Food City Co-ordinator or register to access resources and make a pledge.

What's happening in Cardiff

Plantos Nursery
Took the educate about food waste action
Little Explorers at the Park
Took the include 2 portions of veg in every meal action
Cardiff University Catering & Foodservice
Took the include 2 portions of veg in every meal action
Levy UK
Took the include 2 portions of veg in every meal action
Food Cardiff
Took the promote veg action
Cardiff Council Love Where You Live
Took the set up network of growing spaces action
Penylan Pantry
Took the include 2 portions of veg in every meal action
Splott Community Volunteers
Took the run growing and cooking classes and training action
FareShare Cymru
Took the monitor and reduce food waste action
Cardiff Salad Garden
Took the increase in land area used for growing action



Is your organisation or business involved in growing, cooking, selling, serving or saving veg from waste?