Sustainable Food Places (SFP) organised a Day of Celebration and Action on the 10th of June to showcase the incredible work local food partnerships are doing across the UK to meet the needs arising from the coronavirus crisis while continuing to work towards the shared goals of a more prosperous, equitable and sustainable food system. The Day of Celebration and Action took place on twitter under the hashtag #goodfoodtogether.
Food Durham joined in to celebrate all the great food work happening in County Durham, particularly highlighting some of the projects that have been responding to the Covid-19 emergency. You can search #goodfoodtogether #foodpartnership and follow us on Twitter @Food_Durham to find out more about the work of food partnerships across the country to spread the word on social media and help increase our reach.
Alongside this celebration, the SFP Network is calling on the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick MP to support one food partnership in every local area. The letter has the support of over 30 of the best-known national food and farming organisations including the Food Foundation, Fareshare, Royal Society for Public Health, the Food Farming and Countryside Commission, N8 AgriFood and the London Food Board, as well as Councillors, Directors of Public Health and prominent academics and experts including Professor Tim Lang and Jeanette Orrey MBE. In County Durham the letter was signed by Simon Raine, the Chair of the Food Durham advisory Board and the owner at Weardale Cheese and Jim Cokill, the Chair of the County Durham Environment and Climate Change Partnership as well as Steve Bhowmick, the County Council’s Strategic Manager – Environment and Design.