Bristol Bites Back Better

Bristol Bites Back Better is a campaign that empowers Bristolians to create a food system that will nourish our city far into the future.

The campaign aims to inspire action and collaboration on food, increase the visibility of those making change through food, celebrate Bristol’s diverse food community, and draw out and amplify voices that have something to say on Bristol’s food future. Join the conversation.

The pandemic has put food in the spotlight – the way we access it, how it affects our health and wellbeing, what it does to our environment, and how many livelihoods depend on it. By sharing knowledge, skills and stories, building networks and amplifying voices, we can address these issues through the lens of good food. It’s time for Bristol to #BiteBackBetter.

This website contains information, resources, stories and more to help you #BiteBackBetter, so explore the tabs below to discover how you can get involved.

Individuals and organisations who are ready to do even more can register and log actions that will count towards Bristol’s bid to become a Gold Sustainable Food City – an ambition that will lay the foundation for the next decade of building a city that puts food that’s good for our health, our communities and nature at its heart.

Latest News & Events

When we launched the Bristol Bites Back Better campaign in November, we wanted to get the conversation going and hear from the people of Bristol. We asked two simple questions, and got a wide range of answers so far, giving us insight into what Bristol citizens want to see happening in our city, and who deserves celebration. Insights Manager at cycling charity Love to Ride, Fleur, has compiled some of the responses in our latest blog post. You can still get involved!

Nick Haigh, Coordinator of Bristol Gleaning Network, shares some of the work the network is doing to glean surplus fruit and vegetables from farms in and around Bristol – gleaning is an activity where volunteers harvest human edible surplus from farms. Nick is looking to connect with local food projects who can benefit from the redistribution of this food, as well as from producers and potential volunteers.