Bury wins Sustainable Food Places award
Bury has become the latest place to win a prestigious foodie award.
The Sustainable Food Places distinction recognizes the work of Bury Food Partnerships to promote healthy, sustainable and local food and to address some of today’s greatest social challenges.
These range from food poverty and food-related health problems to the disappearance of family farms and the loss of independent food retailers.
The Bury Food Partnership is a collaboration of partners interested in healthier and more sustainable food, and aims to place Bury at the forefront of promoting and celebrating good food for all.
The board endorsed the Bury Food Strategy and the work of the Bury Food Partnership, both cited in Let’s Do It! strategy.
Bury Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr Tamoor Tariq, said: ‘We are extremely proud of all that has been achieved by the Bury Food Partnership, in such a short time and in the midst of a global pandemic, to advance our food strategy in its mission to eat, live, love food.
Sustainable Food Places Program Manager Leon Ballin added: “The Bury Food Partnership has shown just how much can be achieved when creative and committed people work together to make healthy, sustainable food a defining feature of their place. life.
“While there is still much to do and many challenges to overcome, Bury Food Partnership has helped set a benchmark for the other 80 members of the UK Sustainable Food Places Network to follow.
“We look forward to working with them over the months and years to come to transform Bury’s food culture and food system for the better.”