Local Foods Suffolk is a local food project helping community groups set up and run local food projects. This can be anything from community orchards or forest gardens, vegetable growing clubs, Community Supported Agriculture schemes, food cooperatives or community farm shops. Smaller ideas like allotment improvement projects, lunch clubs or tools sharing clubs can also be supported. Indeed any project involving the growing, sharing, eating or selling of local food can be considered.
This multi-agency project is led by Suffolk ACRE and funded by the Local Food stream of the Big Lottery fund, Suffolk County Council, and Healthy Ambitions Suffolk. The project has multiple social outcomes which it hopes to achieve; from increased health and wellbeing to strengthened community structure and resilience, higher levels of social capital, and reduced isolation amongst vulnerable people. Crucially, the project aims to increase access to local food within Suffolk.