Bristol has achieved Gold Sustainable Food City status, but this is just the beginning. The city now has a golden opportunity to build on the award and commit to making good food in Bristol even better by 2030. Individuals and communities, organisations and food businesses all over Bristol are working together to ensure that we #BiteBackBetter from the crises and challenges we face today, and are contributing to the next decade of good food for the city.

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Individuals Biting Back Better

Bristolians across the city are getting involved with the Bristol Bites Back Better campaign, using and sharing resources that make it easier for us all to understand why and how we can support local, reduce food waste, cook and grow food for better health and wellbeing, and grow Bristol’s food movement. You can inspire others to take action by using #BiteBackBetter on social media.

But it doesn’t stop there, individuals have logged their good food actions – every one of which contributed towards Bristol’s bid to become a Gold Sustainable Food City, and will continue to build on the win as we head for 2030. Click the link below to see the actions that have been logged so far.

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Communities Biting Back Better

In communities across Bristol, local residents and organisations have been working tirelessly on the ground to make sure that food is reaching those who need it during the pandemic. But our communities have their eyes on the long term too, with passionate individuals, grassroots projects and city-wide organisations reimagining food in ways that work for local neighbourhoods. It’s this incredible, diverse and proactive food community that is driving Bristol’s mission to Bite Back Better. As part of the bid for Gold, we’ve made films with people in some of Bristol’s most vibrant neighbourhoods to learn how food plays a role in their community, as well as gathering and sharing stories to see how we can learn from each other to make food better for the city. You can read more stories from community organisations in our blog.

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Organisations Biting Back Better

No matter their size or sector, organisations have been logging their good food actions and joining a growing network that is contributing to a greener, fairer, healthier and more resilient food system for our city. As our city plans and implements its recovery, organisations can now log five priority actions to ensure Bristol Bites Back Better. Click the link below to discover which organisations are involved so far, and how many actions they’ve logged between them.

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Food Businesses Biting Back Better

In chaotic times and with lots of plates spinning, local restaurants, cafes, caterers, bars, retailers, wholesalers and producers have already done so much to contribute and demonstrate their commitment to Bristol’s food future. So currently the best thing we can do is to show some love, share their victories and bring their great work into the limelight.
Bristol food businesses, we salute you and we’re with you as you Bite Back Better. Read some of their stories and achievements and watch our short film about local food.

Inspirational stories across the city

So much of what our city is achieving through food isn’t told through numbers, it’s told through the people whose passion and purpose is to ensure that food in Bristol is good for our communities, our city and our planet. Our blog is packed full of stories from individuals, communities, organisations and food businesses, plus in depth pieces on our city’s food resilience and opinion. Click the link below to explore.

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The #BiteBackBetter buzz

Bristol Bites Back Better is all empowering everyone in Bristol to build a better food system for our city, celebrate the diversity of the food we cook, eat, sell and grow, and to have a say in the resilient food future of our city. Take a look at the #BiteBackBetter wall to see how the conversation is shaping up…