Sustainable Food Hub – March Update


CSF’s campaign to create a sustainable food hub for Cambridge is continuing to generate a great deal of interest throughout the city and beyond. Very positive progress has been made in developing the numerous partnerships necessary for the Food Hub to deliver the level of impact envisaged for it.

However, the most exciting bit of news to report is that a site for the Food Hub has now been found! The location is Hinxton Grange, about five miles south of Cambridge.

The WWII Rationing Challenge is back!

CSF is delighted to announce the 2017 World War Two Rationing Challenge!

This summer, travel back in time to see whether you can eat as economically and sustainably as those families living during WWII.

The WWII Rationing Challenge is a great opportunity to:

  • Shift your diet towards more sustainable practices
  • Reap the economic benefits of a lower cost diet
  • Be reminded, in a small way, of the hardship that people endured in their daily lives during the war

Funding success: Sam Dyer appointed CSF coordinator

We are delighted to say that we have been successful in our application to Sustainable Food Cities for a £10,000 grant to appoint a coordinator for one year. 11 such awards have been made, with money from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and we are very grateful to both Sustainable Food Cities and to Esmee Fairbairn. A condition of this money was that we raise another £10,000 in match funding and we are enormously grateful to the 8 individuals and businesses who enabled us to reach this target.

We have appointed Sam Dyer as coordinator,

Cambridge Sustainable Food Pledge and Award Scheme Launch

The award winners, old and new, with Cllr Jeremy Benstead, Mayor of Cambridge

It was so great to see so many faces, old and new, at the launch for the Cambridge Sustainable Food Pledge and Award Scheme at the University Centre on the 2nd March. The afternoon was a great success, and following the Award’s successful pilot scheme last year (with funding from Cambridge City Council), we hope that this new edition of the Food Pledge and Award Scheme is as successful as the launch event.