Take action for a fairer food system (with the chance to win Pukka Herbs tea and Wogan Coffee for your workplace!)
4th November 2019
How can your organisation contribute to a fairer food system, both in Bristol and abroad, where much of the food we eat is produced? During November and December, as part of Bristol’s bid to be a Gold Sustainable Food City, Pukka Herbs and Wogan Coffee are offering the chance to win a selection of teas and coffees to organisations that sign up to any of the ‘Food Equality’ actions on the Going for Gold website.
Everyone should be able to access nutritious and affordable food. Unfortunately in Bristol this is not the case, with an estimated 43,000 people having limited or uncertain access to food.
Food Equality also means ensuring that the people that grow and produce our food receive a fair income, whether a local vegetable grower or a coffee farmer thousands of miles away.
Organisations of all sizes and sectors have enormous power in helping make this happen, by supporting local organisations working on food equality and considering their own food choices. While one organisation switching its tea to Fair Trade might not seem significant, if hundreds of organisations across the city take similar action, the collective impact could be huge.
There are five suggested Food Equality actions that your organisation can take as a contribution to the Going for Gold bid, or you can also tell us about other relevant actions your organisation is taking:
- Organise a fundraising activity: Raise money to support a local charity working on food insecurity
- Audit your workplace supplies for Fair Trade: Choose products that guarantee a fair income to producers around the world
- Invest and divest: Be part of the change you want to see in the city by investing in organisations that are working for a sustainable future
- Buy direct and shorten your supply chains: The fewer steps between food producers and your organisation, the greater the benefit for producers
- Get involved with the South West Fair Trade Business Awards: Gain high-profile recognition for your support of Fair Trade in the workplace
Going for Gold offers a unique opportunity for the city to work together to build a fairer food system both in Bristol and abroad, and organisations have a key part to play. No matter what your particular role, we all have the power to ask a question or start a conversation at our workplace. So start thinking how your organisation can contribute, and be in with the chance with winning Pukka tea and Wogan coffee for you and your colleagues!
Competition terms and conditions
- The prize draw (the ‘Prize Draw’) is open to any organisation that logs a completed Food Equality action for organisations on the Going for Gold website throughout November and December 2019 and provides an email address via registration.
- Employees of Bristol Food Network and Bristol Green Capital Partnership, or anyone else connected with the Prize Draw may not enter the Prize Draw.
- Entrants into the Prize Draw shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions.
- To enter the Prize Draw you must submit your name and email address. If you have any questions in connection with the Prize Draw, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Each organisation will be entered once into the Prize Draw, regardless of the number of actions logged.
- The final date to be entered into the Prize Draw is 23.59 on 31 December 2019.
- One winner will be chosen at random from all the organisations who log a Food Equality action in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
- The winner will receive selection of Wogan Coffee and Pukka tea and will be notified via email. The prize is to be collected from a central Bristol location.
Going for Gold is Bristol’s bid to be a Gold Sustainable Food City, coordinated by Bristol Food Network, Bristol Green Capital Partnership and Bristol City Council. For more information about the bid and how to get involved, check out the dedicated Going for Gold website.