A Good Relationship With Food

What is our Food Charter, what are its aims & who does it benefit in your area?

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Food Charter Aims

Blackburn With Darwen Food Alliance aims to:

Support everyone to have a good relationship with food

Promote how we can eat more healthily

Build our skills as a community around preparing, cooking & growing food

Link up those who grow our food locally with local people

Make good use of food surpluses & reduce food waste

Support our communities to grow, cook & eat together

These are our values that set a framework for the ways in which we work:

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Good Food For All

We will work collaboratively with organisations which provide food & support for those in crisis or experiencing food insecurity to promote access to good food for all.

Promote Healthy & Accessible Food

We will promote the importance of food to support health & wellbeing in ways which inspire people to respond, whatever their culinary & cultural backgrounds & we will work in strategic partnerships to ensure that policies & resources optimise the health of our community.

Build Food Knowledge & Skills

We will promote opportunities to grow, cook & eat good food by increasing knowledge & skills across all age groups & cultures.

Reduce Food Waste & Use Surpluses

We will work in partnership with relevant stakeholders to reduce the amount of food wasted in our homes & businesses & ensure that as much surplus as possible, is redirected back into the food chain.

Promote the use of local, seasonal food which is produced sustainably.

We will promote the use of as much locally grown seasonal food as possible to be used in our communities.

Promote good food places & spaces

We will take every opportunity to promote the role that food plays in supporting the economic growth & development of our community.


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Our Trustees work closely together to provide food support in Blackburn with Darwen

Our Team

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Our Guiding Principles

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Food Support

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About Us

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