The Devon Food Partnership brings together key organisations in an Interim Steering Group. It also facilitates smaller task groups to complete discreet projects and take action.
The partnership interim steering group role is not to lead action – this is typically done by task groups or local organisations, networks and partnerships who form part of the wider food network. The Interim Steering Group role is to inspire and support action by such groups – linking their actions to create this collaborative and connected Food Partnership.
The areas we aim to cover are broad and diverse, so we include a wide range of people and organisations in our interim steering group membership. These include representatives from:
- Devon County Council
- South West Food Hub
- South West Good Food Network
- National Farmers’ Union
- Natural Landscapes / Local Nature Partnership
- Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector
- Devon’s Local Emergency Food Networks
- Local Food Partnerships i.e. Plymouth Food Partnership; Torbay Food Partnership; Exeter Food Partnership
- Local food action representatives e.g. Food Plymouth, Food Exeter
- Academia e.g. University of Exeter
- Local District and Unitary Authorities
Devon Food Partnership also supports local groups to connect with the wider partnership through ‘feeder sub-groups’, such as the Local Authority sub-group which promotes and facilitates opportunities for Devon’s 8 districts and 2 unitary authorities to connect their work on a county-wide scale.
The food partnership is always keen to facilitate more joined-up working across different organisations, locations, and groups. So if you have a project and are looking to link up with other partners, get in touch and we would be happy to share your work and connect you.
This is your Devon Food Partnership, and everyone is welcome to get involved where they can.