Making the most of the SFC Network

The following information is aimed at facilitating knowledge exchange and peer-to-peer support between members of the Network. There are various ways in which you can ask questions (to the whole Network or an individual member), find out more about what other members are working on and identify resources to support your projects.

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To get in touch with all members and supporters

SFC email distribution list

This email is used to share information and resources in real time and allows you to ask questions to the whole Network on all subjects from the 6 key issues to wider partnership, funding or project management questions.

Subscribe by emailing

Most Network members are subscribed (you can of course unsubscribe at any time by emailing To ask your questions or to share info please simply send your email to this address and it will be received by all.

Members contact list

Download the list of all the places that are part of the Network with the name and email address of the main contact. We will send you an updated list as new members join the Network.


You can tweet using the following handle @FoodCities

You can follow other Network members on Twitter. If you are not on this list and would like to be added, contact us

To find information


Our monthly newsletter compiles the latest news, resources, funding opportunities, events and more collated across the Network. We really welcome contributions of any items relevant to the wider Network. Please email your items to

Some information is only communicated via the newsletter. If you are not yet signed up, simply enter your email address in the designated field on this page. Please do make fellow food activists in your area aware of the newsletter. (View June 2016 archive)

Key issues webpages (thematic information research)

The Sustainable Food Cities website has a dedicated space to help you find out who is doing what and what resources are available under the 6 key issues. These are then broken down into 8 examples of actions you may be working on.

1. Promoting healthy and sustainable food to the public
2. Tackling food poverty, diet-related ill health and access to affordable healthy food
3. Building community food knowledge, skills, resources and projects
4. Promoting a vibrant and diverse sustainable food economy
5. Transforming catering and food procurement
6. Reducing waste and the ecological footprint of the food system

View a demo for thematic information search

The city initiatives are not limited to what Network members are doing but highlight innovative work taking place across the UK. We aim to keep these resources as up to date as possible despite the inherent difficulties of keeping track of broken links. We welcome contributions from members. If you would like to highlight a successful project or useful resource do let us know,

Members’ shop windows (geographic information research)

Each member of the Network has a shop window where you can find background information on the partnership, projects they are currently working on, useful documents and contact details.

To make these pages as useful as possible we encourage you to regularly take a look at your shop window and send us updates


Leon Ballin
Sustainable Food Cities

Sustainable Food Cities is a partnership programme run by

Soil Association

Food Matters

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Sustainable Food Cities is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation 

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