Are you interested in food? Then we want to hear from you!

The Leeds Food Partnership is developing a sustainable food action plan for Leeds. To ensure it represents the people of Leeds, we need to hear from you.

The Leeds Food Partnership is developing a sustainable food action plan for Leeds. 

A food action plan provides a framework of actionable goals that will help to build a stronger and more sustainable local food system for Leeds. To ensure the food action plan is relevant, we are keen to hear from individuals, families, growers, producers, retailers, cooks, businesses, organizations and institutions - we want to know what is import to you.

For the past 18 months, the Leeds Food Partnership has been working on a  Food Charter to set the vision and aspirations for food in the city, and to identify food assets and actions that can form the basis of the Leeds Food Action Plan.

The Leeds Food Partnership currently consists of representatives from Leeds City Council, Leeds Food Aid Network, Feed Leeds, University of Leeds, Fareshare, The Real Junk Food Project, independent food businesses and Zest Health for Life. It is now time to work with other partners across the Leeds food system to gain your support and input to the Food Action Plan.

The development of both the Leeds Food Partnership and the Food Action Plan are key criteria for Leeds to achieve the nationally-recognised Bronze Sustainable Food Cities award. This recognises and celebrates the success of cities taking a joined-up, holistic approach to food, ones that are achieving significant, positive change on a range of key food issues. The six areas of focus for the food action plan are:
  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
The Leeds Food Action Plan helps to evidence action against these issues from Sustainable Food Cities, and also uses the 6 principles listed in the Leeds Food Charter as a way of sectioning the Plan.

The Plan will be out for consultation from Tuesday 17 April to Tuesday 15 May, and we encourage individuals, organizations and businesses to contribute to the plan to ensure it is a true representation of all the fantastic food work that’s happening across the city, and to tell us what areas we still need to work on.

To participate in the consultation, please use the following link and answer the 6 consultation questions and return to 

Thanks for your support and we welcome your insight!