Supermarket chain Budgens is sponsoring this year’s British Food Fortnight, which takes place from 18 September to 3 October.

Budgens will be a flagship sponsor for the event, along with Business in the Community, who maintains local sourcing as part of its Rural Action Campaign.

The key focus for this year’s event will be on bringing food and nutrition to the classroom, with the aim of making young people more aware of the diverse range of food available in Britain and of the natural health benefits this can have.

Budgens will be supporting British Food Fortnight with instore point of sale material highlighting British products.

Alexia Robinson, British Food Fortnight’s organiser said: “Budgens is an excellent example of how retailers can play a powerful role in making quality local food and drink easily accessible to the consumer.”