About Feeding Gloucestershire

Why Feeding Gloucestershire?

Feeding Gloucestershire aims to create a Network of organisations across Gloucestershire, with members that are working collectively to identify the issues causing food inequality, and develop solutions for a better, fairer food system.

The Network will support innovation, promote best practice, and encourage collaborative action between communities, producers, suppliers, and policy makers.

Starting from conversations with organisations across the county we have learnt

  • There is a desire to connect and collaborate
  • There is a need to ensure that our organisations receive the support they require and are able to access opportunities in order to meet the needs across the county
  • There is a need to join up to ensure we are making best use of our collective assets and resources, and to share our learning.
  • There is a need to ensure the voices of our communities are listened to at district, county, and national level
  • There is a need to recognise the value of, and to support the work that is already happening across our county.

What are our Aims?
The Network will enhance the Countywide conversation around food, including its availability, quality, sustainability, and origin. It will be a vehicle to capture insight into the complexities of Gloucestershire’s food landscape, to share and encourage best practice, and opportunities – including funding at grassroots level. The Network will be a free-flowing vehicle for open, honest conversation between communities, businesses, the public and private sectors (at district and county levels).

How will we work to achieve our Aims?
The Feeding Gloucestershire Network is in a unique position to work across the whole county, and through its affiliation with the national movements of Feeding Britain and Sustainable Food Places, to represent its members in the national conversation and feed through the learning and opportunities that arise from these memberships.

Additionally, through a good working relationship with GCC and the six District Councils the Network can influence, communicate, and collaborate at Local Government levels.