Sustainable Food Cities – Silver Award

In 2011, a UK Sustainable Food Cities network was established that promotes and supports the development of cross-sector partnerships committed to working together to make healthy and sustainable food a defining characteristic of where they live. In 2014 Middlesbrough became an active member of this network. In 2017 Middlesbrough received the Sustainable Food Cities Bronze Award in recognition of the achievements of the Middlesbrough Food Partnership. Our bronze application can be found here.

Over the years, the Middlesbrough Food Partnership has been developing a highly effective holistic whole system approach to addressing the food related needs of the town, building on successes and best practice, and broadening the range of interventions. In 2019 Middlesbrough became one of only four location in the country to be awarded the Sustainable Food Cities’ ‘Silver Award’. This is a significant accolade for the town and the Food Partnership, and puts Middlesbrough in a distinct group of locations that are leading the way in transforming their food culture and local food system. To read all of the fantastic initiatives and interventions, click here.

The Silver Award, and the Food Action Plan would not have been possible without the valuable and ongoing contributions of the people, community groups and organisations that have supported and are involved in the Middlesbrough Food Partnership.

If you would like to find out more about how to get involved in the Middlesbrough Food Partnership, please contact