About Us

The Brighton & Hove Food Partnership puts food at the heart of all we do. Growing food, cooking and eating are great ways to improve people’s lives.

For over twelve years we have been working with food to engage with people. We are at the forefront of a global movement, which aims to bring people back to the basic message that good food is a right for all, brings power and energy to everyone and is a joy to be shared.

Vic Borrill, Director of the Food Partnership

The Food Partnership was started by local residents in 2003, and we now have over 20 staff delivering a range of projects. We’re a not-for-profit organisation and we work with a wide range of partners including community organisations, statutory agencies, local businesses and individual residents.

The Food Partnership is grateful to its current funders for supporting this work: Public Health Brighton & Hove, the Big Lottery Fund, the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and Brighton & Hove City Council. Find out more about some of our activities below.

Community gardens

Join a community garden to make friends and get fitter – we help people get involved with community fruit and veg gardens around Brighton and Hove and the surrounding areas.  Spending time outside, enjoying fresh air, watching things grow and spending time with others enhances wellbeing, mental health as well as physical health.

Weight management

Obesity is a big problem in the UK as many people battle with an onslaught of unhealthy food, lack of exercise and secret sugar in processed food. We run an effective Healthy Weight Referral Service offering one-to-one clinics, workshops and courses aimed at helping people to eat more healthily and lose weight sensibly and sustainably.

Cooking for fun

We want to help everyone to cook more from scratch – from beginners to experienced cooks. We can help you learn new recipes and techniques, or just brush up on your existing culinary skills. Anyone can discover the satisfaction of preparing a tasty meal from simple ingredients.

Tackling food waste

We work to tackle food waste with advice from cutting back on the supermarket spend or intercepting food destined for landfill and giving it to those most in need.

The team

Staff from Brighton and Hove Food Partnership at Saunders Park community gardenMeet the team who make it all possible

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