Sustainable Food in Hull

Hull Food Partnership

The Hull Food Partnership is open to everyone working across all sectors of Hull’s food systems and culture.  The Partnership has a vision of Hull as a Sustainable Food City, and is hosted by Rooted in Hull.

The  Hull Food Charter sets out aspirations for Hull as a sustainable food city, addressing food poverty, better access to fresh and healthy produce, increasing food skills and knowledge and supporting sustainable local food production, procurement and enterprise.  The Charter was launched in June 2018 ( Hull Food Charter Launch)

The Hull Food Partnership is encouraging individuals and organisations to sign up to the Hull Food Charter

Hull Food Partnership’s Action Plan was written in April 2019 and sets out the direction of the partnership for the next 3 years. The actions are matched against the objectives of the Hull Food Charter. In August 2019 a summary report was produced, highlighting the work happening in Hull in its role as a Sustainable Food City. The report can be viewed or downloaded here:  Hull Food Charter Update Summer 2019

Contact Anna Route, Hull Sustainable Food City Partnership Development Officer T:07712321413 to join the mailing list.

Hull Food Partnership is part of the Sustainable Food City Network

 ‘Hull Veg City

A campaign to inspire people to grow, cook and eat veg in Hull, launched in  October 2018

More info on Hull Veg Cities Launch

Veg Cities Newsletter Feb 2021

Growing food sustainably with Permaculture


Permaculture is alive and kicking in Hull and actively promoted by Transition & Permaculture Hull. Find out more by contacting the Permaculture Ambassador for Hull, Lausanne Tranter, on 07816 141169

Transition & Permaculture Hull has signed up to the 


Hull Growers Network

There are lots of community growing projects in Hull and the surrounding area. See our Local Permaculture page for some of them


 Hull Harvest Feastival was held in Hull City Centre in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018; a shared community meal in the autumn, using surplus local grown produce from allotments and food growing projects, the fresh ingredients cooked by local chefs so that a delicious meal can be served, free of charge. The last two Feastivals took place as part of the Freedom Festival and were rebranded as Freedom Feastival, still a shared community meal using local produce from allotments and community gardens harvested and prepared by volunteers.

For 2019, the Harvest Feastival idea was taken forward by Hull and East Riding TimeBank which organised local mini Feastivals. One was held in Beverley in July, another in August in Marfleet in East Hull and an autumn event at Constable Community Allotment in West Hull.  Covid 19 has prevented similar events in 2020, and may do so in 2021.


updated March 2021