Food Portsmouth is working to reduce health inequalities, to improve dietary habits and health outcomes, to promote healthy and sustainable food, and to increase opportunities to engage with green spaces across the city.
Food Portsmouth includes key public sector organisations (Portsmouth City Council, University of Portsmouth) as well as a range of businesses and third sector representatives. The cross-sector Partnership is working to link food with health, planning, education, poverty and waste. Food Portsmouth will undertake community consultation, provide networking events, support working groups to deliver actions, and raise the profile of good food in Portsmouth.
FoodCycle Portsmouth: working to reduce food poverty, food waste and social isolation through a triple donation model of volunteer time, kitchen space and surplus food.
Food Bank network: Food Portsmouth, Tackling Poverty at Portsmouth City Council, and Action Portsmouth co-lead a quarterly foodbank network meeting bringing all emergency food providers from across the city together.
Fratton Global Garden: a partnership project between Food Portsmouth, Fratton Big Local, and Manor Infant School to create a cross-cultural community garden with produce from across the globe, sharing skills and increasing opportunities to try unusual produce.
Holiday Hunger: Following a successful pilot project, we’re working with adventure playgrounds across Portsmouth to establish a simple lunchtime meal free to all children at the adventure playground once a week during the summer holidays. The ingredients for the simple beans-on-toast style lunch is donated from food banks and through FareShare Food Cloud for fresh items such as bread and fruit.
Quarterly meet-ups: our 3 key subgroups; Food and Health Inequalities, Green and Urban Spaces for Food, and Food Industries and Business, meet once a quarter for an opportunity to network, share ideas and start new actions. We are also working with the University of Portsmouth Environment Network (UPEN) to embed food issues into their themes.
Project promotion: Food Portsmouth send out a monthly e-newsletter highlighting events, projects, research, and funding, helping raise awareness of all the great projects happening around Portsmouth. We also run a ‘Project of the Month’ profile on our website.
Food Portsmouth ran a ‘Feeding the 5000 – Portsmouth edition’ food waste event to launch the new partnership project on Wednesday 9th December 2015. Check out the photos here.
A Review of the Food System in Portsmouth, 2015 by Food Matters
View our action plans here.
Partnership Coordinator, Food Portsmouth
07 717 802 188
0127 343 1713
0207 065 0902
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