The Hull Sustainable Food City launch, taking place at the KCOM Stadium, is bringing together 80 delegates with the power to help achieve key goals around improving food sustainability, economy and health.
Already operating in cities around the UK, the Sustainable Food Cities Network is led by the Soil Association in partnership with organisations Food Matters and Sustain and is funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
Local voluntary group Food4Hull introduced the Sustainable Food Cities framework to the community four years ago realising a need to support and network with the already diverse and varied food work going on in the city.
Recent collaboration and support by Hull City Council's public health team has resulted in the formation of the Hull Sustainable Food City Partnership and the project has been integrated into the City Plan, which plots Hull's long term economic growth and development.
At the launch, delegates will be identifying the key food issues in the city and identifying the actions needed to resolve them. This work will form the basis of the Hull Food Charter which is to be released later in the year.