Welcome to Sustainable Food Lancashire

The Sustainable Food Lancashire steering group was established in December 2013, after a county wide event discussing the importance of Sustainable Food was held at Edge Hill University. The group is made up of a partnership of food experts from a range of organisations from across Lancashire. These include Ormskirk Foodbank, Love Food Hate Waste, Food for Life, Made in Lancashire, UCLAN, Lancashire County Council, Food Active, Healthy Schools, Food Ethics Council and Global Renewables. The group was set up by Kay Johnson from Foodwise Training Ltd and is chaired by Dr Kathleen Mooney from Edge Hill University.

Our intention is to work together and use food as a catalyst to tackle local challenges.
Over the last year we have developed a Charter by consulting with over 300 groups and individuals from across the county. In addition we have established and support seven local action groups in: Preston, Blackpool, Blackburn, East Lancs, Fylde and Wyre, Lancaster and West Lancs. The aim of these groups is to achieve the Charter goals by building on existing food related work, identifying gaps and working together to address a range of food issues, from food poverty to food waste.identify and develop initiatives to further improve the food system.