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The ongoing support of residents and communities, businesses, and decision makers from across the district will be vital to turn our vision into reality. Every action, no matter how small, is important. We can all work together in a co-ordinated way to improve the food system, mouthful by mouthful.

See our top tips on how you can get involved.


Are you a local organisation, business or partner based or working in Bradford district?

We want you to become an integral part of this strategy and partnership and to help contribute towards improving the food system in the district. We all play a role in influencing the health of people that live, work and play in the Bradford district.

You are invited to join the Bradford Sustainable Food Partnership. Download our  Bradford Good Food Strategy Toolkit to see how you can become an advocate of good food, and improve our food system.

If you’re already taking action we’d love to hear about it! Please use the link to Share Your Story with us.


Do you live, work or play in the Bradford district?

We would love you to be involved! Please email us to find out how you can help.

Everyone who lives, works or plays in the Bradford district can contribute to creating a healthier and more sustainable food system in the district.

You can make small changes to the way you buy, prepare food and manage your food waste that will help protect not only the local environment and the planet but also help improve your health and wellbeing.

If you’re already taking action we’d love to hear about it! Please use the link to Share Your Story with us.

Read on for some top tips of how you can take action and start to play your part in Good Food Bradford, mouthful by mouthful.

Top Tips to play your part in Good Food Bradford:

1) Eat Well for Better Health

2) Help the community to access healthy, fresh, low cost food

  • Support your local foodbank – volunteer or donate quality, in-date surplus food
    Find out more here
  • Get benefits advice, information on financial assistance and support schemes
    Find help here
  • Ensure your children receive Free School Meals if you are entitled to them
    Apply here
  • Download the Olio App and share spare food with your neighbours
    Get the app here
  • Take part in ‘Share Your Spare’ and share any excess food you’ve grown
    Click here to take part

3) Grow your own food

  • Have a go at growing your own food at home – in your garden, in pots, or grow bags
  • Visit ‘Grow Bradford for local support and advice
  • Grow salad leaves or herbs on a windowsill if you have no outdoor space
  • Learn basic growing skills – online, in a book or ask someone you know
  • Access opportunities for growing in your local area– join a Growing Group or volunteer
  • Create opportunities for growing in your area – set up a growing group, share your knowledge and expertise and support others to grow their own
  • Sign up for an allotment

4) Help create a sustainable food system 

*What is a sustainable food system? – One that protects biodiversity and reduces our impact on the climate. Helping contribute towards tackling the climate emergency and improving the quality and impact of the food that we eat.

Eat more plant based foods

  • Try different vegetables or use sweet potato for a change
  • Fill your plate with fresh, seasonal vegetables or salads
    Find a seasonal food guide here
  • Eat more nuts, seeds, lentils and beans

Eat less meat

  • Plan to have one or more meat free days in the week
  • To reduce the portions of meat you serve especially beef and lamb, why not start by replacing half of the meat in dishes like chilli, curries or casseroles with lentils, soya mince or beans
  • Find out more in this article

Reduce waste

  • Support the ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ campaign
    Find out more here
  • Plan your meals and make a shopping list to help you only buy what you need
  • Use up leftovers and freeze food you don’t eat in time
  • Download the Olio App and share spare food with your neighbours
    Get the app here
  • Get involved with Share Your Spare if you have spare fruit and vegetables from your allotment or garden.  You can give it to feeding projects (foodbanks, low-cost markets or community meals) helping people across Bradford who need a bit of help getting healthy, affordable food.
    Find out more
  • Check the use-by dates before you buy fresh food to make sure you can use it in time.
    Click here to be clear about ‘use-by’ and ‘best before’ dates
  • Compost fruit and vegetables at home
    Learn more here
  • Use a reusable container to fill up water or when you buy takeout hot drinks

Shop Well

  • Choose to buy and eat fresh produce that’s grown locally or within the UK where possible to reduce food miles
  • Visit local independent food shops, farmers markets and businesses
    Find your local market here
  • Make one swap from the supermarket to a local supplier
  • Buy and use seasonal ingredients whenever possible
    Find out more here 
  • Avoid single use plastics
  • Make responsible choices when buying sea food
    Find some tips here
  • Use an RSPO Certfied Palm Oil Only
    See how this works here