Our Members > Coventry Food Network

Coventry Food Network is a newly formed local multi-agency food partnership involving statutory, voluntary, and private organisations across sectors and researchers from the two Universities in the City. It has evolved from the work carried out by Feeding Coventry, a registered charity set up in 2016 with a vision to make Coventry a “food resilient city where no one goes hungry”.

In 2017, Feeding Coventry launched the Coventry Food Charter to rethink and redefine the ways in which we produce, transform, consume, distribute, and recycle food.

To progress this, they have adopted a work plan organised under four key themes which align with their membership of Sustainable Food Places Network:

  • Food Strategy – taking a citywide collaborative approach to food which will contribute to Coventry Council’s priorities on health, climate change, greenspaces and economic development.
  • Sustainability and Health – creating a fair, vibrant and sustainable food economy including local growing and procurement to tackle diet related ill -health
  • Food Crisis – ensuring a stable and suitable food supply for CFN’s projects that minimises food waste.
  • Food Poverty – supporting people in crisis and preventing future hunger

“Through our work, we seek to advance Coventry as a Marmot City and its aim to reduce these inequalities and improve the lives of people in the city.”

Our primary contact is Tim Rees, Chair of the Coventry Food Network