The Network Charter

Good food can transform people’s lives. It’s not just about the health benefits of a good diet. It’s about supporting and enhancing our economic development, protecting the natural resources from which, ultimately, all of our food is derived, helping to tackle social inequalities and life chances.


We believe that good food is a right, not a privilege. We’re trying to find ways to make sure that everyone can have access to food that is healthy for them – and for the planet. That might be achieved by encouraging a shift away from highly processed food, by fostering the acquisition of cooking skills or by building new relationships between consumers and food producers.

The Belfast Food Network Charter captures our ambitions in ten principles. It provides a means by which individuals, organisations, businesses and institutions can foster the creation of a social movement around food by expressing their support for the idea of Belfast becoming recognised as a Sustainable Food City.

Belfast is building a reputation as a great food destination; we want to enhance that image, to celebrate the pleasure and importance of good food, to help to create a vibrant and diverse food culture.

The simplest way to demonstrate your support of this project and the Belfast Food Network is by endorsing the Charter and making a pledge to take one new action in the next year, something relevant to your own activity that is sympathetic to at least one of the ten principles in the Charter.

To make a food pledge please click the button below…

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