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 and your colleagues 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 and your organisation are helping Bristol to #BiteBackBetter from the pandemic on social media.
Finally, we’d love to hear from you, your colleagues and your organisation 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.
How can your organisation support the community and champion good food in Bristol?
Community groups and projects can have a huge impact on people, the places where they live and the food they eat. They provide opportunities to learn new skills, make friends, improve health and protect the environment in a range of ways, from cooking classes to food redistribution initiatives, growing projects to community meals.
However, these groups often run on extremely limited resources, relying on the voluntary or low-paid time of just a handful of people and very limited funding. Projects that bring so much to communities often find themselves unable to operate.
Your organisation, no matter what its size or sector, has the potential to increase the impact of a community project or group, helping them reach even more people in Bristol. Organisations often have skills, knowledge and resources which can benefit a community group, and getting involved in community action can bring benefits to staff and businesses too.
Make sure your organisation plays a leading role in the community. The power you have as an individual to make change in your place of work or learning will depend on many things, including your role, the size and structure of the organisation. But no matter what our role, we all have the power to start a conversation or raise a question. In many cases, this is all it takes to start a revolution.
Choose one or more of the actions below, or even create your own action. Your organisation will earn a badge for every action they take, and can claim a Food Champion badge if an action is completed in each of the six areas. Every action counts, and you can share your contribution and your own ideas on social media: post or tweet using the hashtags #goingforgoldbristol and #G4Gcommunityaction. Don’t forget to update your actions in your dashboard as you make progress.