THE MP for North West Leicestershire is encouraging schools and hospitals to get behind an initiative that could bring in £400 million of business for British farmers.
Andrew Bridgen is backing a plan announced this week that will see local government commit to buying locally sourced, seasonal food.
The wider public will also be encouraged to support British farmers and small businesses with the expectation that schools and hospitals will also in future serve locally reared meats and fresh produce.
Mr Bridgen said: "I urge all local organisations to get behind this initiative.
"It is excellent news for farmers and food producers in North West Leicestershire. It will mean a more secure future for our local farmers and will ensure that our children and hospital patients are able to enjoy the best of British every day."