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Calderdale Food Network funding ended by NHS and Council

Calderdale Food Network, which aims to make affordable, good food a defining characteristic of Calderdale, is facing a total funding cut by March 2019.

Paul Butcher,the Calderdale Director of Public Health, told Calderdale Health and Wellbeing Board in June that Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group funding ended in June 2018. Calderdale Council Public Health can continue some funding until March 2019.

This will pay to support Calderdale schools and early years settings across to serve high quality food throughout the school day, and to provide food education – including cooking, growing and creating links with local farms and food producers.

Paul Butcher pointed out that at £400m/year, the food economy in Calderdale is bigger than tourism etc. He wants  to do work about supporting the food economy through procurement policies etc.

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