Help Bristol #BiteBackBetter for a resilient food future
16th November 2020
The Partnership is excited to announce the launch of Bristol Bites Back Better, a new campaign that gives people the power to make our city and communities stronger through food, now and into the next decade.
The pandemic and related restrictions have highlighted the central role food plays in our lives, not only during lockdown, but also as a vital part of a strong recovery. Food insecurity has been a particular challenge this year and we’ve witnessed enormous resourcefulness and kindness from individuals and organisations through emergency food provision. We also know that our food system has a huge impact on our environment.
Food as recovery
Bristol Bites Back Better aims to build a food system that is greener, fairer, more resilient and healthier.
The campaign gives everyone the means to participate in our city’s food system, beyond their weekly shop. It provides individuals, communities, organisations and food businesses with a way to access information, share ideas, make positive changes and hear food stories from across the city.
We can all use food to improve our physical and mental health, build a stronger local economy, protect the environment, and celebrate Bristol’s cultural diversity.
Deputy Mayor, Councillor Asher Craig commented, “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.
With Bristol Bites Back Better, we’re inviting everyone in the city to explore how food can make our lives and our city better.”
Visit the Bristol Bites Back Better website to find out how you and your organisation can play a role in building a stronger food system for Bristol. Share your insights and stories using the hashtag #BiteBackBetter.
For organisations, the five priority actions are a vital part of recovery. They give different options for how your organisations can contribute, depending on what is going on for you and your organisation and the level of restrictions that are in place due to the pandemic. They include supporting community food projects, engaging staff who are working from home with positive food habits, and finding ways to support local food businesses.
Find out more
To find out more about Bristol Bites Back Better and how you and your organisation can get involved, join our introductory webinar on Tuesday 1st December, 10.30am. All attendees will have the chance to win some delicious, ethically-sourced Wogan coffee!
Going for Gold
The Partnership is coordinating Bristol Bites Back Better alongside Bristol Food Network, Bristol City Council and Resource Futures, with a hope to see Bristol recognised as a Gold Sustainable Food City next year. The campaign is also generously supported by sponsors Essential Trading, GENeco and Lovely Drinks.
The bid for the gold award, known as Bristol Going for Gold, began last year, and aims to lay the foundations for Bristol to build a healthier, more resilient and inclusive food community over the coming decade. Individuals and organisations taking part in the Bristol Bites Back Better campaign will be contributing to the final bid and helping to secure the award for the city.
Visit Bristol Bites Back Better to explore resources, discover stories, and participate in the conversation on social media using the hashtag #BiteBackBetter.