The Andover’s Sustainable Food Partnership is extremely pleased and proud to announce we have achieved membership of the Sustainable Food Places network to support our efforts to make local, healthy and sustainable food available to all.
This is recognition of the hard work of all our members, their dedication to supporting their community and driving the ethos forward of reducing food waste.
Hayley Heinze says, “I give thanks to all the steering group members, past and present, for all of their support and hard work to get the partnership to this point of Sustainable Food Places membership. There is a lot more for us all to do as a partnership but with the support the SFP membership brings, we will continue to strive forward to creating a stronger, healthier and supportive community”
Sustainable Food Places: Plan to transform Place food culture wins national recognition
The Andover’s Sustainable Food Partnership are an inspirational example of how communities, businesses and the Council can work together to make affordable good food a defining characteristic of Andover.
Sustainable Food Places is a network of cross-sector partnerships in towns, cities, boroughs and counties that are using food as a vehicle to drive positive change. With support from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The National Lottery Community Fund, the Network helps people and places to share challenges, explore practical solutions and develop best practice in all aspects of healthy and sustainable food. Andover joins a network of over 90 members across the UK.
Leon Ballin, Sustainable Food Places programme manager, said, “In over 90 towns and cities across the UK, individuals and organisations have come together to develop a joint vision of the kind of food culture and food system they would like to see and are working together to make that vision a reality. Andover has shown a real ambition to transform things for the better and we are delighted to be able to support them in achieving their goals. ” The Sustainable Food Places Network works to tackle some of biggest social, economic and environmental issues today, from an epidemic of food poverty and diet related ill-health to the loss of independent high street food businesses and family farms through to climate change, biodiversity loss and food waste.”