Hull is named Veg Cities Award runner up in the Peas Please Prizes for second year in a row.
In a specially shot ceremony from River Cottage the writer and chef Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall announced the winners of the 2021 Peas Please Prizes; the highlight of the year for the Peas Please initiative which was established to drive up vegetable consumption across the UK.
The Veg City Award recognises impactful and integrated place-based approaches to increasing veg uptake at a local level for cities participating in the Veg Cities campaign
During the pandemic Food Cardiff worked to generate mass participation in community growing schemes through the Cardiff Growing Together and Good Food Cardiff Autumn Festival. They also worked with the city council to roll out detailed mapping of fruit and vegetable “deserts” in the city in order to provide a robust evidence base to help inform planning policy and enable direct intervention.
Everyone in Hull has a role to play in making sure fresh vegetables are central to a balanced diet. If you want to find out more on how to get involved, please sign the Hull Food Charter and we'll get in touch!
Peas Please is a partnership with The Food Foundation, Food Sense Wales, Nourish Scotland, Belfast Food Network and Food NI. Since the project launched 4 years ago it has delivered 162 million additional portions of vegetables into our food system working across all 4 nations.