This week the town has been offered with a Silver Sustainable Meals Locations award – for its work to advertise wholesome, sustainable and native meals.
Profitable the award, partnership organisation Granite Metropolis Good Meals was recognised for being a key voice in creating change to make sure meals could be good for folks, planet, and the economic system.
Aberdeen has been recognised as a frontrunner in sustainable meals.
The partnership additionally tackles a few of in the present day’s best social challenges, from meals poverty and diet-related ill-health to utilizing meals as a part of responses to the local weather emergency.
Lesley Dunbar, Granite Metropolis Good Meals chairwoman, stated: “It’s an excellent achievement for the town the place a lot of our focus stays on the mitigations for the local weather disaster and value of residing disaster.
“I wish to thank all companions who labored in the direction of reaching our Silver Award together with all inside companions at Aberdeen Metropolis Council and Group Meals Initiatives North East (Cfine).
“I’d prefer to additionally thank Martin Carle, our native Granite Metropolis Good Meals coordinator who has labored tirelessly to deliver all this collectively.
She continued: “We glance ahead now to turning into the primary metropolis in Scotland to attain gold in 2025.”
Hosted by Cfine, the organisation has supported a variety of actions round making a sustainable meals system together with emergency meals assist and group meals pantries.
CFine was additionally the charity associate on the latest Style of Grampian occasion, the area’s largest meals competition.
Martin Carle, sustainable meals coordinator at Cfine, stated: “Granite Metropolis Good Meals demonstrates that reworking meals methods in the direction of sustainability is feasible, and the companions of Granite Metropolis Good Meals have been dedicated voices in performing at a strategic degree round this agenda, as have the broader organisations and companies who engaged with the applying course of.”
Key to the success of the town in making a sustainable meals system, Granite Metropolis Good Meals’s position as a member of the Sustainable Meals Locations partnership has allowed the partnership to study from different areas throughout the UK and, likewise, to ascertain itself as a neighborhood chief in sustainable meals points.
Leon Ballin, sustainable meals locations programme supervisor, stated: “Granite Metropolis Good Meals has proven simply what could be achieved when inventive and dedicated folks work collectively to make wholesome and sustainable meals a defining attribute of the place they stay.”
Within the coming months, Granite Metropolis Good Meals will likely be increasing upon its plans to proceed creating methods and welcomes any meals companies or organisations who haven’t but joined the journey to get in contact.
Amongst the important thing initiatives throughout the metropolis: