The Sustainable Food Network

Nottinghamshire Sustainable Food Network (formerly known as Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Food Insecurity Network) will build on the successful work undertaken so far on food insecurity (lack of access to enough affordable, nutritious food) and drive forward the development of initiatives that are beneficial to communities, the environment and the economy in line with the Nottinghamshire Food Charter.

The network brings together groups and organisations from local authorities, the NHS, the voluntary and community sector, and other stakeholders such as universities, food producers and businesses to support new and existing food initiatives to help build community resilience. The Sustainable Food Network will help drive forward the ambitions and plans for Nottinghamshire as a Sustainable Food Place.

The network helped Nottinghamshire County Council award £800,000 to food projects across the county that are helping communities emerge from the pandemic. The network also works with organisations who are supporting communities with cost-of-living pressures.

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Across Nottinghamshire, there is a variety of food support available such as foodbanks, food redistribution schemes like Bassetlaw Food Hubs and Food On Our Doorstep (FOOD) Clubs, social supermarkets or pantries, social eating sessions and information on national schemes such as Healthy Start.

More information can be found on the Notts Help Yourself website and our Nottinghamshire Coronavirus Community Support Hub or you could contact your local district or borough council.

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