The Bigger Picture

National & global food news, issues and campaigns, and food organisations we support and work with towards a greener, fairer, healthier food economy.


The Open Food Network 

The OFN is an open source software platform that enables food producers, retailers, wholesalers and communities to sell produce online. The software is designed to foster co-operation, collaboration and fairness in the food system. Read more…

openfoodnetwork.org.uk

Food Ethics Council

A charity that provides independent advice on the ethics of food and farming, with the aim of creating a food system that is fair and healthy for people, animals and the environment.

foodethicscouncil.org

Food Citizenship

A project from the Food Ethics Council: How thinking of ourselves differently can change the future of our food system.

foodcitizenship.info

Lincoln Climate Commission

The climate commission – a collaboration between stakeholders across Lincoln and Lincolnshire – is working on a road map to achieve the City Council’s target of net zero carbon by 2030.

Lincoln Climate Commission

The Trussell Trust

Our aim is to end hunger and poverty in the UK. We support a nationwide network of food banks and together we provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

trusselltrust.org

Incredible Edible

A network of food groups, with a vision to create kind, confident and connected communities through the power of food.

incredibleedible.org.uk

Sustain

A multitude of different projects and campaigns to improve food and farming, with the help of our members and other supporters.

www.sustainweb.org

FareShare

FareShare is the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors, made up of 17 independent organisations. Together, we take good quality surplus food from right across the food industry and get it to almost 11,000 frontline charities and community groups.

fareshare.org.uk

The first major review of our food system in 75 years.

Read our response to it here.

Making it happen in Lincoln

Local food news from our blog

pay-as-you-feel stall

Community gardening in Donington on Bain

A local farmer sets aside a field for community growing. A group of local residents get together to plan. A stall at the roadside offers fresh, organic, pay-as-you-feel veg to the community, and a local Foodbank distributes free, organic food to people who are facing food insecurity. The essence of this vision… “shared, organic produce,… Continue reading Community gardening in Donington on Bain

Veg advocates

Would you like to be a Veg Advocates for Lincolnshire? This is a really cool opportunity with our friends at the Food Foundation to help change our food system for the better. Join us for an online workshop on 24th November, 10am-12noon to find out more: More details on the Food Foundation website. Feel free… Continue reading Veg advocates

Half term food support

Where can children eat for free in Lincoln? A big thank you to businesses, foodbanks and volunteers around Lincoln who provided food support to children and families this half term. If you would like to ask government to extend provision in time for the Christmas holiday, Marcus Rashford’s petition (which is based on recommendations from… Continue reading Half term food support

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