Welcome to the Food Hub

We are looking for Cambridge-based food start-ups, established food businesses (restaurants, wholesalers, caterers etc) and local producers to participate in our pilot project. If you’re interested, please contact us or support us by filling out one of our surveys

Help us reach our first target of 1000 supporters! Sign up and help us to:

✅ Ensure a lot more locally and sustainably produced food is eaten in Cambridge
✅ Support small businesses and start-ups
✅ Provide good food for all people, regardless of income
✅ Create a fantastic educational resource
✅ Reduce food miles and lower emissions in the city through sustainable distribution
✅ Answer the pressing question of how we are going to sustainably feed a growing global population into the future

The Food Hub is a visionary project coming to Cambridge, aiming to increase the accessibility of sustainable food whilst supporting local producers and small businesses. The Hub will be a centre for all aspects of food: from production and consumption to research and waste.

We are getting closer to potential sites for the Food Hub and growing our network of campaign partners. Now we need to ask you a favour… we would be extremely grateful if you could sign up and add your name to our growing list of supporters.

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  • Professor Aled Jones, Director, Global Sustainability Institute

    As global food systems continue to evolve and change alongside major environmental and societal challenges, reconnecting people with that food system is vital. The Food Hub offers a number of different ways to integrate people and food to support this discussion.
  • Craig Bennett, CEO, Friends of the Earth

    The opportunity is there for Cambridge to lead the way to a much more sustainable food economy. If big institutions such as Cambridge University and Addenbrookes hospital started making absolutely clear that they would only ever buy sustainable, locally produced food then we could change the sustainable economy of the whole of East Anglia and lead the way for the UK as a whole. It’s a really big prize, a really big opportunity: let’s seize it.
  • Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge

    The Cambridge Sustainable Food Hub is an imaginative and exciting idea that has the potential to make Cambridge a leader in developing and supporting sustainable food solutions. Our city is exactly the right place to be doing this - a city that cares about the world we live in, and is optimistic about the world we live in.
  • Heidi Allen, MP for South Cambridgeshire

    This initiative has my full support, as it would showcase everything that is amazing about Cambridgeshire; a real sense of community, the desire to share expertise, and a no-compromise attitude to quality. I believe the Hub would allow small producers of high-quality produce to develop commercially in a safe and low financial risk environment. Cambridge is successful because of its organic growth based on shared knowledge and support; everything this Hub would stand for.
  • Jeremy Benstead, Mayor of Cambridge

    I'm a great believer in food being consumed as close to where it's produced as possible. And if the Food Hub can help with that, I'm all in favour of it.
  • John Sauven, Executive Director, Greenpeace

    Our current globalised food system is damaging our planet and is failing to provide nutritious and healthy food for much of the world's population. This has to change, and soon. The Cambridge Sustainable Food Hub is exciting because it will demonstrate how localised food systems, short supply changes and ecological farming practices can address some of these pressing issues.
  • Dame Polly Courtice, Director, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

    The proposed 'Sustainable Food Hub' could be a great example of how innovative business models can be created to meet vital social and environmental objectives, and, in doing so, be resilient and profitable. By bringing together small independent food producers and helping them to thrive collectively, the Food Hub meets an important need and could have a very positive impact indeed, providing useful insights for larger industry organisations and the region as a whole.