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2022 Annual report

The Open Food Network UK’s Annual Report for 2022 is live! With major changes to the team, to our organisational structure and to the software, this last year was a big one for us.

The visually-delicious and information-packed report has been crafted with pride by our Communications Circle member, Liberty.

“What a year! Looking back, many Open Food Network shopfronts had to grow massively to cope with the challenges of the pandemic lockdowns. Now, they are rapidly adapting again – both as the cost-of-living crisis is resulting in much lower order volumes and with all the challnges of feeding communities through multiple uncertainties…”

~ The Open Food Network UK team

2020 Annual report

In 2020, the Open Food Network UK realised the power of community. The concerted efforts of our friends, partners, food hubs, and producers enabled us to ensure local food business not only survive but thrive despite nationwide lockdowns.

  • Our highlights of 2020
  • ‘Theory of Change’
  • Thriving food hubs
  • Software developments
  • Communications & events
  • Partnerships & projects
  • Food enterprise stories
  • Meet the team
  • OFN global
  • Accounts

Voices of the community

The Open Food Network is a community and software backbone for food systems across the UK working for food sovereignty. Our network of community-driven food enterprises put people and planet first.

“We have long known that local food makes sense from an environmental point of view, but the global pandemic has also made us acutely aware of how vulnerable our global food supply chains are. So it is really wonderful to have the Open Food Network cutting out the middleman and connecting us up with local producers. This gives us resilience and also connects us to the source of the food we need to live and flourish.

I’ve also sat on the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee for five years, and seen how the global food and farming system is dominated by agribusiness and supermarkets. This has led to food waste, food poverty, and a bad deal for farmers as well as some spectacular food scandals. When it comes to good high-quality food with strong links between farmers and eaters, local is always best!”

~ Molly Scott Cato, former Green MEP

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