At a packed event at the Town Hall this week, local food network Good Food Oxford hosted a celebration of their Bronze Award, which recognises the charity’s work to promote healthy, sustainable and local food and to tackle some of today’s greatest social challenges.
Good Food Oxford have been working tirelessly for the past five years to create a better food system in the city, bringing together diverse food production, retail and restaurant businesses and social enterprises to develop a shared vision of sustainable food.
Through their research and convening work, GFO have also been tackling issues from food poverty and diet-related ill-health to the disappearance of family farms and the loss of independent food retailers. Broad in scope, the Bronze Award pays tribute to more than 130 organisations working for a better food future for Oxford.
GFO’s work has been supported by Oxfordshire Community Foundation through our Fund for Sankalpa.
Ten flagship organisations were recognised at the event for their SUGAR SMART Oxford credentials, and others received special awards for communication to the public, giving access to good food to deprived families, building community around food, promoting a vibrant food economy, and transforming the way catering and food waste is operated.