Our multi-sector partnership reviews Middlesbrough’s town-wide approach to food and takes a holistic whole system approach to tackle and address the most pressing food related issues in Middlesbrough. The Partnership comprises of a diverse mix of individuals, community groups, charities, agencies, organisations, businesses and Middlesbrough Council, all working together to actively promote and lobby for healthy, sustainable and affordable food as a driver for positive change.

The choices that we all make about food have far reaching consequences for our health, well-being, the environment and the prosperity of the town. Food is a valuable resource, and we feel everyone should have the opportunity to eat healthy and sustainable food that is easier to buy and offers value for money. We operate in three key areas:


Enabling and inspiring the local food culture so that all residents have access to buy, grow, produce and cook affordable, healthy and sustainable food.


Supporting local businesses and settings to procure and provide healthy and sustainable food to boost local prosperity, encourage healthy eating and protect the environment.


Encouraging and promoting sustainable food production and helping residents and businesses to minimise, recycle and compost food related waste either individually or collectively to increase sustainability of local food.