1. Adam Smith Business School – The University of Glasgow Team of 5 academics with research expertise in sustainability, ethical consumption, urban development and economies. Collaborations with community gardens, third sector organisations and food growing activities.
3. FareShare is the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors, made up of 25 independent organisations. Together, we take good quality surplus food from right across the food industry and get it to more than 10,500 frontline charities and community groups. The food we redistribute is nutritious and good to eat. It reaches charities across the UK, including school breakfast clubs, older people’s lunch clubs, homeless shelters, and community cafes etc.We provide enough food to create almost 1 million meals for vulnerable people every week.
FareShare Glasgow & The West of Scotland:- besides redistributing quality surplus food to groups working with vulnerable people in and around Glasgow and the West of Scotland, we also provide employability training including food hygiene, SVQ Employability, health and safety, warehouse distribution, driver training and forklift training. Serving meals is a way for organisations to directly engage with their service users and using FareShare food enables them to redirect funds into improving their own services. FareShare Glasgow & The West of Scotland is run in partnership with Move On, a charity working with young people who have been in care and/or affected by homelessness.
4. Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) has been involved in the development of the GFPP since 2014 and has been part of the project team developing the Glasgow City Food Plan since its inception. The Sustainable Inclusive Places programme at GCPH aims to inform and support policies, partnerships and practice which promote fair and equitable access to healthy and sustainable environments through a green and inclusive recovery. They do this using evidence, evaluation and effective engagement with with partners and communities.
5. Glasgow Chamber of Commerce is a membership organisation that supports business and champions the city. Delivers the Circular Glasgow initiative which looks at circularity within the food and drink sector.
6. Glasgow City Council (GCC) contributes to the work of the Glasgow Food Policy Partnership by informing all relevant departments within the council about the work of GFPP. GCC is also a key member of the Glasgow City Food Plan team and various council departments are part of the Food Plan working groups which help oversee and deliver the actions of the plan.
7. Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) representing Glasgow City Health Improvement that includes 3 x locality teams North East, North West and South.
8. Glasgow Community Food Network (GCFN) represents collective voice of community food organisations. In depth knowledge and expertise on community led, resilient and healthy food systems. Huge amount of work on food insecurity, local supply chains etc. Our current flagship project is Food & Climate Action.
9. Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS) provides a link into the community-based third sector organisations who became involved in food (or increased profile on it) during lockdown. GCVS is now working with public and third sector partners on Glasgow Helps development as referenced in food plan.
10. Glasgow Food Sovereignty Network (GFSN) is a research group funded by the University of Glasgow Arts Lab. The GFSN brings together scholars from different academic disciplines who are interested in collaborating with policymakers, activists, and artists to advance understanding of the long-term, structural causes of food poverty, both in Scotland and internationally, as well as to devise policy solutions for the realisation a more just and sustainable food global food system. The GFSN aims to ensure that ongoing debates about addressing food poverty and achieving food justice are carried out in line with greater understanding of the structural causes of food poverty in a complex and interdependent global political economy.
Currently the group members have particular expertise in human rights approaches to hunger, food sovereignty, trade law, EU law, subsidies, sustainable development, postcolonial and intersectional approaches to achieving food justice and scaling up sustainable agriculture at the local, national, and regional levels.
12. Glasgow University Environmental Sustainability Team (GUEST) Team of 12 student interns with different specialties, including a Sustainable Food branch. Links with other universities in Glasgow, so happy to act as a contact link to other university sustainability departments. Knowledge of student consumption habits and environmental groups on campus.
13. Interfaith Glasgow – as coordinator of the Interfaith Food Justice Network (IFJN) facilitates cooperation between community and faith groups who run food initiatives in Glasgow and beyond. IFJN members seek to support each other’s work and use their collective voice to push for food justice − based on their shared vision, laid out in the Interfaith Food Justice Declaration. We service a mailing list, social media pages, WhatsApp groups for sharing resources (Foodshare and Furniture and Household Items) and monthly meetings of the network’s Development Group. Our Foodshare WhatsApp group is a network of around 160 individuals who use the platform to share surplus food, signpost service users, put out requests for specific items, share funding and other resources.
14. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde represents Glasgow city and the surrounding areas; East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire and Inverclyde. Health Improvement describes our work to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals or communities through enabling and encouraging healthy choices as well as addressing underlying determinants of health such as poverty and lack of educational opportunities. We work with a wide range of partners to influence policy, service provision and wider environmental factors that help support positive health outcomes for our population, especially those in greatest need.
15. Nourish Scotland is a charity focusing on food policy and practice. We work for a fair, healthy and sustainable food system that truly values nature and people. We take a systems approach to food. This means we work across a wide range of issues and levels: from production to consumption, from practice to policy, from grassroots to national. We champion integrated approach to solving the big challenges of the current food system: hunger and malnutrition, diet-related disease, exploitation, loss of biodiversity, and climate change. One of our roles is also to support the development of the Sustainable Food Places network in Scotland.
16. Public Health Scotland (Community Food & Health Scotland). Community food now sits within the Diet, Physical Activity and Healthy Weight team in the Place and Wellbeing directorate of PHS. Supports local communities tackling inequalities in diet and health.
17. Scotland Excel was established as the Centre of Procurement Expertise for the local government sector in 2008. We are a leading non-profit organisation serving Scotland’s 32 local authorities and over 100 associate members from across the public and third sector. Over the last 13 years or so Scotland Excel has led the way in public food procurement, pushing its food portfolio to deliver value, quality produce for councils, while also creating wider benefits for Scotland’s economy.
Our food contracts, which include milk, meats, frozen foods, bread and rolls, fruit and vegetables and groceries, are now worth a collective £82m a year. They help to supply the products served up in schools, nurseries, care homes and community centres across the country. We work closely with suppliers and local councils to ensure our frameworks meet the requirements of all relevant legislation, particularly The Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2020 and Setting The Table – Nutritional guidance and food standards for early years childcare providers in Scotland (2018).
18. Scottish Pantry Network supports organisations looking to set up a pantry in Scotland. Offering expertise and support for pantries to provide a dignified and sustainable model to reduce food insecurity. Providing a collective voice for change utilising our policy officer in lobbying local and national government.
19. Scottish Grocer’s Federation (SGF) Healthy Living Programme is here to support Scottish independent retailers offer healthy choices, increase sales and assist in the goal of achieving a healthy nation. Across Scotland we are supporting retailers to deliver these options to the Scottish consumer.
20. Soil Association Scotland works across the whole farming and food system in Scotland: from the farmer in the field, to the food on your plate. The organisation is working to deliver real, on the ground solutions to the challenges that our food system faces both now, and in the future.
21. Zero Waste Scotland, funded by the Scottish Government, works in resource efficiency and the circular economy to create a society where resources are valued and nothing is wasted. We can provide food waste expertise including Scottish food waste data and sector specific support resources.