Writer, academic and Bristol resident Bernie Munoz shares her joy of the free fruits of the season in our latest blog post. Bernie was one of the contributors to a podcast, Held in Common, celebrating Bristol’s communities – many of the stories focus on how food can bring us together, even in these times when we have had to be physically apart

Bristol Food Union and the Welsh Independent Restaurant Collective have launched a campaign to drive the public to ‘eat independent, support local’. Like #BristolFoodKind, the #EatIndieBristol campaign urges citizens to support local food businesses and services under increased pressure due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Hear more from the Bristol Food Union team.

In our latest blog post, owner of Thali Easton Pepe Blanco tells us more about the company’s commitment to improving the environment in Bristol. A sustainable cargo service launches with delivery initially in Easton, Montpelier, St George’s, St Agnes, St Pauls and Eastville. Pepe describes how new COVID-19 measures need to be balanced to consider environmental impacts.

The Children’s Kitchen, a Feeding Bristol project working with partners 91 Ways and Square Food Foundation, have produced a series of recipes and cookery videos to inspire children to cook at home. The videos feature Bristol cooks and their children from 91 Ways, Square Food Foundation and KnowleDGE. There is also a costed shopping list for buying ingredients on the £15 budget and links to useful websites and support around food.

Lisa Furness from The People’s Republic of Stokes Croft introduces the new community café from the Stokes Croft Food Project. Thanks to the generosity of the people who have supported their ongoing crowdfunding campaign as well as help from the Bristol Food Union, the project is delighted to announce the opening of the new “Pay What You Can” café.

This year, Bristol celebrates its 15th year as a Fairtrade City, marking fifteen years of campaigning from individuals, commitment from businesses and support from Bristol City Council. The team behind Bristol Fair Trade Network explain more in our latest blog post.

During the lockdown, Barton Hill Settlement’s The Network partnered with local storyteller, Polly Tisdall, to create a new podcast to celebrate Bristol’s communities. The podcast, Held In Common, shared unexpected positives that people had noticed during the virus outbreak with food very much at the heart of many of the stories. Writer and academic Bernie Munoz participated in the project and contributes to our latest blog post.

The most recent free webinar in the #BristolFoodKind campaign looked at practical ways to “make the most of our food” such as ways to store and use it. The webinar was organised by Katie Powell and Sarah Hargreaves of Resource Futures, coordinators of the Food Waste area of excellence of Bristol’s Going for Gold. They were joined by Manu Maunganidze as Chair, and panellists Gemma Annan, Reena Anderson-Bickley, and the team from Bristol Junk Food Cafe who shared lots of tips and tricks to prevent food from going to waste.