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.
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.
But food equality isn’t just about what we have to eat, it also means ensuring that the people growing and producing our food—from a local dairy farmer to a tea plantation worker thousands of miles away—receive a fair income.
While policy makers and food organisations tackle the social and economic complexities that contribute to food inequality in Bristol and beyond, organisations of all sorts and sizes—and working in any sector—have tremendous power to make a positive impact and make change.
Your organisation can be part of that change. The power you have 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 add 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 #G4Gfoodequality. Don’t forget to update your actions in your dashboard as you make progress.