Feeding Manchester

Feeding Manchester group Abundance

Feeding Manchester is a network of sustainable food practitioners from across Greater Manchester, set up and supported by Kindling.

Members range from from independent businesses and co-ops (commercial organic growers, retailers, caterers etc.), to community food projects; from activists and campaigners to policy makers.

Feeding Manchester holds three networking and strategising events a year, and has its own website to promote sustainable food and connect those working towards a fairer and more sustainable food system.

In 2014, FeedingManchester #15 saw the launch of Gtr Mcr's Sustainable Food Strategy, an ambitious document written with the support of over a hundred groups, small businesses and partners from the public sector at three previous Feeding Manchester events. It is intended to:

  • Inform & inspire - we have taken great examples from across Greater Manchester

  • Encourage us all to look at sustainable food in its entirety – from Fairtrade to animal welfare, from food poverty to health.

  • Give confidence to a growing sustainable food sector that our individual endeavours are part of something bigger.

  • Support groups to grow and work in partnership. We hope groups & businesses will adopt an action from the Strategy, go to a funder or the bank & say we would like resources to do this.

  • Embolden individuals who sit on various working groups and committees discussing food to represent the sector as a whole and advocate sustainable food in its entirety.

  • Motivate our political representatives to take the sustainable food sector more seriously.

For further information about previous FeedingManchester events or for dates of future meetings, please visit the project website:

 

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