We hear from Feeding Bristol’s Ped Asgarian about Bristol’s Food Justice Week. Find out how you can get involved in events around the city, and be represented in the Food Equality Action Plan. (This event has now been postponed.)
At Feeding Bristol we work towards food justice. We want Bristol to be a city where everyone has access to nutritious, affordable and culturally appropriate food, which is grown, produced, sold and consumed in ways that care for people and the environment.
Food Justice is about creating a food system that is fair for everyone. It is about recognising the systemic and institutional inequity that exists in how we grow, distribute, access and use food. It’s also about understanding how the skills and resources we have as individuals can differ depending on where we live, where we grow up, or what school we go to. Feeding Bristol acknowledges this injustice and is working to change this within our city.
To do this, we need to learn to create space to have difficult conversations in a safe way so that we can begin to identify barriers to food justice and create solutions and a pathway to a food system that is fit for purpose.
Beginning on Monday 9th May, we are holding a ‘Food Justice Week’ to begin conversations about making an equitable food system. We will be launching the One City Food Equality Strategy with Bristol City Council, and increasing awareness of the work going on around the city with organisations that are making a positive difference within our food system for those most at risk from food inequality.
During the week, we will be hosting events around the city to give people an opportunity to listen and learn about the work happening in their locality, and to be able to feedback on the actions that they want to see in the city that will make a difference. We want to hear your voices and ideas, and represent them in the Food Equality Action Plan.
These sessions are about coming together, sharing, learning and listening. And having some lovely food too!
If you’d like to come along to one of the events, please click on one of the links below and sign up. We encourage you to attend the session that is closest to your own locality.
Monday 9th May, 8.30am, City Hall/Online
Food Equality Action plan and Food Justice Week Launch
We will be launching the Food Equality Strategy with the Bristol City Council Public Health and One City teams. The morning will include talks from Mayor Marvin Rees, Cllr Ellie King (Cabinet member for Public Health and Communities) and an overview of how we created the Food Equality Strategy. There will be an opportunity to give feedback on the actions that you would like to see, and the event will be available in-person and online, with facilitated online breakout rooms.
Capacity is capped at 100, but unlimited online.
Click here to order your ticket
After the launch, we will be holding events Tuesday to Friday at different locations in the city, where we will talk about the Food Equality Strategy, food justice, and listen to the actions you want to see happen in your locality. Food will be provided at all events.
Tuesday 10th May, 5pm, Lawrence Weston Community Farm – click here for tickets
Wednesday 11th May, 6pm, Felix Road Adventure Playground – click here for tickets
Thursday 12th May, 5.30pm Windmill Hill City Farm – click here for tickets
Friday 13th May, 5pm, Square Food Foundation (The Park) – click here for tickets
We hope you can come along and join in on the conversation.
All events and food provided free of charge.