Bristol has secured its place as a Gold Sustainable Food City – an incredible achievement that we can all be proud of. But there is still so much more to be done as we recover from the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic, and as we look ahead to 2030 and the future of food in our city. The need for a resilient, active and collaborative food community has never been greater.
You can continue to explore the original Bristol Going for Gold themes, and register and log your actions, knowing that every action you take will continue to transform food in our city.
We also invite you to take a look at the Bristol Bites Back Better actions, and to share how you are helping Bristol to #BiteBackBetter from the pandemic on social media.
Finally, we’d love to hear from you and your community about the changes you’d like to see for food in Bristol by 2030, helping to shape the future of food in Bristol for the next decade – Join the Conversation here.
What if everyone in Bristol had reliable access to nutritious and affordable food?
This is what we mean when we ask for food equality. When this balance isn’t achieved, part of the population will experience food insecurity, meaning they are unable to count on a reliable source to buy and prepare Good Food, and therefore may go hungry. It is estimated that almost 43,000 people in Bristol have limited or uncertain access to food.
Food insecurity affects all kinds of people and neighbourhoods. If you are experiencing food insecurity or know of someone who is then there are number of organisations in the city that can help.
Food equality also means that the people growing and producing our food are getting paid a fair price for it. Whether we’re buying milk from a dairy just outside of Bristol, or tea that has been shipped half way across the world, the food that we choose to buy impacts real lives and communities.
Policy makers and organisations across the city are working together to address the causes of food insecurity, but each one of us can take action to help bring food equality to Bristol. Click the links below to discover what you can do, and earn a badge for each action you take. Share your activity and your own ideas on social media: post or tweet using the hashtags #goingforgoldbristol and #G4Gfoodequality. Don’t forget to update your actions in your dashboard as you make progress.