Cambridge Sustainable Food kicks off its 6th year with a bang

29 April 2019

Launch of new Cambridge Food Hub

Cambridge Food Hub launches with the aim of creating and coordinating a network (or an ‘ecosystem’) of individuals and businesses involved in the production and consumption of food. Cambridge Sustainable Food (CSF) aims, via the Food Hub, to reduce food waste, reduce health inequalities from unequal access to healthy produce, and reduce emissions from food transport. Part of this involves creating a distribution network where buyers can purchase local produce direct from the producers, which is currently being trialed through the Open Food Network. More info

Small grant to increase uptake of Healthy Start in the city

Cambridge Sustainable Food has secured a small grant from the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation to promote Healthy Start to families and retailers in the city. The level of uptake for Healthy Start vouchers in Cambridge is low and stands at 59 per cent. Over 250 eligible families are not receiving the vouchers, which results in a cash shortfall of over £60K a year for the city – money that should go to support the most vulnerable families and could be spent in the local economy. More info

New 'Taste Not Waste' programme

Cambridge Sustainable Food (CSF) is helping restaurants, catering businesses and food outlets across the city to measure and reduce their food waste as part of its ‘Taste Not Waste’ programme. Funded by Cambridge City Council and with support from the waste experts at WRAP, the programme offers free resources to help businesses cut their environmental impact, save money and attract new customers, who are increasingly looking for eco-conscious food outlets. It has already helped to create the city’s first zero-food-waste café. More info

Contacts

Leon Ballin
Sustainable Food Cities
lballin@soilassociation.org

Sustainable Food Cities is a partnership programme run by

Soil Association
www.soilassociation.org


Food Matters
www.foodmatters.org


Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Sustainable Food Cities is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk