#BristolFoodKind is a campaign to create a community of acts of kindness through food during the lockdown. This community is sharing practical ideas for how you can buy food, reduce waste and grow from home, in a way that is considerate to yourself and your community at a time of crisis. Our latest blog post shows some of the best of #BristolFoodKind that has emerged so far in each of our three themes, plus acts of kindness from some of the city’s wonderful community food responders.

Migrateful runs cookery classes led by migrant chefs struggling to integrate and access employment in the UK due to legal and linguistic barriers. The charity is now streaming live online cookery classes to help people get inspired in the kitchen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Founder Jess Thompson explains.

Joy Carey, coordinator of Bristol Going for Gold, addresses what a resilient food system could look like for Bristol once we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis. It is ten years since her report ‘Who Feeds Bristol: Towards a resilient food plan’ and this blog post identifies five core principles to start building a better and more resilient food system as soon as we can.

Our food system has been brought into sharp focus in the last few weeks. We have seen the vulnerability of our food supply, farmers facing a shortage of workers and food businesses facing an unprecedented economic crisis. The team behind Bristol’s bid to be a Gold Sustainable Food City have launched #BristolFoodKind, to share practical ideas on how to shop, reduce food waste and grow your own in a way that is considerate to yourself and your community.

Bristol-based food writer and teacher Jenny Chandler was asked by the United Nations FAO to be their European Special Ambassador for the 2016 International Year of Pulses. Her writing and teaching both focusses on getting kids in the kitchen cooking from scratch, and encourages all of us to eat more whole foods. In this blog post she writes about the joys and benefits to shopping locally.

Migrateful is a charity that runs cookery classes led by migrant chefs struggling to integrate and access employment in the UK. The cookery classes provide ideal conditions not just for learning English and building confidence, but also for promoting contact and cultural exchange with the wider community, very much aligned with the values of Bristol Going for Gold actions in the ‘Community Action’ strand. In our latest blog post, founder Jess Thompson gives us the low-down on the project.