As a city, we’re famous for our vibrant food culture. But for thousands of people in Bristol, it’s a world away.
COVID-19 exposed and expanded this divide, making it even harder for many people in our city to access good quality food.
Bristol’s community response has been powerful and inspiring. An incredible partnership of community food projects, businesses, social enterprises, volunteer groups, the Council and city partners came together to make sure that no one went hungry during the pandemic.
Bristol Local Food Fund (BLFF) want to build on that amazing energy and spirit, supporting and sustaining the brilliant community food projects that are helping people most in need. BLFF are asking for your help to do it.
BLFF will create one central fund for our city that puts money and power into the hands of people and communities who experience the greatest disadvantages around food.
To kick start the fund, they have launched a city-wide crowdfunding campaign, aiming to raise an initial £100,000 to support community food projects.
To ensure the funds go to where they are most needed, BLFF will set up a Citizen’s Panel – people with lived experience of food insecurity and knowledge of their local communities – to help decide how and where the funds will be awarded.
Who are Bristol Local Food Fund?
BLFF are a small team of volunteers working in partnership with Quartet Community Foundation, Burges Salmon, Bristol City Council, Feeding Bristol and Bristol Food Network.
BLFF need your help to create a fair food system in Bristol. Can you support the Fund through donations, sharing with your network or providing a reward to donors? Take a look at this five-minute survey to understand how you can support BLFF:
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