Plans are underway to form the first Doncaster Food Partnership, a cross-sector group of organisations and individuals interested in Doncaster’s food future and local businesses are encouraged to register their interest.
The first Food Partnership event was held on 22 June. Co-hosted by Dr Rupert Suckling, Director of Public Health at Doncaster Council, and Dr Megan Blake, Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield, attendees from across Doncaster’s food system attended to identify solutions to Doncaster’s food challenges.
Ideas emerging from the event were varied, from local food events aimed at stimulating our economic and cultural offering, to community cooking clubs focused on better health outcomes for children and adults. Food security was a big priority for many participants, and there was a real desire to do whatever we can to ensure that Doncaster’s residents are not struggling to access food suitable for their needs. You can read the full event summary here bit.ly/DFPreport .
The partnership brings together representatives from the public sector, business, community groups, charities and academia, and will focus on how food can become an organising theme to make Doncaster a better place to live, work and eat.
Dr Rupert Suckling, Director of Public Health at Doncaster Council said “The first meeting of the partnership board will take place on 25 August.
We’re always looking for committed, enthusiastic local businesses to play a role in the borough’s food future, whether it’s by providing knowledge, expertise, charitable support or bringing your ideas to the table.”
If you’d like to get involved please contact Paul Stabeler, Food Programme Development, Doncaster Council: firstname.lastname@example.org