Bristol’s COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically affected how people accessed food and had a considerable impact on food businesses and their employees across the city. The following resources have been made available by Bristol Food Network for those who needed support during this time.

  • Help to access good affordable food – an updated version of this information is still available on the Bristol Food Network website.
  • Help to get good food delivered to your home – this included sharing shopping maps produced by Bristol City Council, Bristol Food Union, the Bristol BIDs and other independent organisations including local food delivery services. Plus, BFN shared information about systems to connect volunteer shoppers with those who needed help, such as with ACORN and mutual aid organisations. Bristol Food Network also shared information about how wholesalers and those who normally supply the catering industry were adapting their businesses to sell direct to the public.
  • Support for food businesses as lockdown eased: for example, how to sign up to Eat Out to Help Out and other information from the Government and the Food Standards Agency, plus information from Bristol City Council and the Bristol BIDs. Bristol Food Network also provided information about the National Food Strategy, Visit Britain, the Sustainable Restaurant Association and useful new articles that were relevant during this time.