Our network of initiatives
A campaign to encourage families and young people to eat and grow more vegetables sets roots in lockdown.
Working in collaboration with food emergency response networks, Food Cardiff and Edible Cardiff are encouraging residents to grow their own vegetables.
Hove based, Weald Allotment Community Fridge, has been delivering 'mini allotments' to local residents to help them grow their own food. Their innovative food delivery system hopes to lift spirits as well as give people access to fresh organic produce.
New data from Sustain member the Food Foundation shows that veg box sales increased by 111% in six weeks, from the end of February to mid-April, driven by the circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Access to fresh fruit and vegetables has never been as important as at this time of uncertainty for the food supply chain. Many Veg Cities campaigns are quickly adapting and using their grants to have the biggest impact locally.
A campaign to increase uptake of Healthy Start Vouchers in Brighton and Hove was re-launched by the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership with the support of the City Council. Alongside training and promotion at a city-wide scale, we celebrate the work of a food hero that is contributing to increase the uptake of the vouchers through her work in a children’s centre.
What better way to start the New Year than to focus on healthy habits? Hull Food Partnership released a series of January blog posts centred on nutrition which caught the attention of the local press.
As it turns cold and wintery what better way to warm yourself up than with a bowl of hot soup? Soup is the ultimate winter comfort food. Veg-based soups are easy and inexpensive to make and are a great way to use up leftover vegetables.
The Lord Mayor of Hull Councillor Steve Wilson hosted a luncheon at Hull’s Guildhall titled a ‘Celebration of vegetables’ with most ingredients grown within a few miles of the city centre.
Are you a veg grower who wants to highlight the hard work that goes into getting veg on our plates or a project that’s trying to encourage healthier eating? Download and share the animation to get everyone to eat more locally grown vegetables this festive season.