A new campaign has been launched in Bristol with the aim of bringing together communities, businesses and organisations through food to help build a more resilient future following the pandemic.
Bristol Bites Back Better wants to empower “Bristolians to create a food system that will nourish our city far into the future”, celebrate the diversity of food there and ensure everyone has a say in the future of food in the city.
Deputy Mayor, Councillor Asher Craig said: “In a year marked by uncertainty, the one thing that touches all our lives is food; how we access it, and how we experience it in our families and communities. Bristol is a pioneering city when it comes to sustainable approaches to food, but not everyone has had the opportunity to participate in the conversation about what good food means to them, or to share their thoughts on what changes they would like to see to make food in our city better in the future.
The campaign website shows how organisations, businesses and individuals can get involved in building a stronger food system for Bristol and share their stories, ideas and skills.
Bristol Bites Back Better is a partnership between Bristol Food Network, Bristol Green Capital Partnership, Bristol City Council and Resource Future as part of the bid for the city to be recognised as a Gold Sustainable Food City in spring 2021.
The bid, known as Bristol Going for Gold, aims to “lay the foundation for the next decade of building a city that puts food that’s good for our health, our communities and nature at its heart.”