Food Justice Week Bristol: What is the idea, and where and when will events take place

The rising issue of food inequality in Bristol is discussed at events during Food Justice Week 2022

Bristolians are invited to a week of activities by Feeding Bristol raising awareness of the positive work going on around the city and beginning conversations over tackling the rise in food inequality.

The events will take place during Food Justice Week from Monday, June 20, and focus on how everyone can have access to nutritious, affordable food, as the cost of living continues to rise.

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Councillor Ellie King, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Communities, said: “Food Justice is about creating a food system that is fair for everyone.

“This is an opportunity for us to work together as a city to enable everyone to have access to nutritional food - tackling food inequality requires collaboration between organisations and community groups throughout our city.”

Feeding Bristol’s Community Food Justice Week (Pic: Bristol Council)

Events will be held around the city, starting with the Food Justice Week launch event on Tuesday, June 21, which will provide an overview of how the Food Equality Strategy was created.

People are invited to listen to key partners and communities discuss the actions needed to create a fairer, more resilient, and sustainable local food system.

Lawrence Weston Community Farm, Felix Road Adventure Playground and Windmill Hill City Farm will act as host locations for the week-long activities, which will be about sharing, listening and learning, and all will include food.

The Food Equality Strategy launch will include talks from Mayor Marvin Rees, Deputy Mayor Asher Craig, Christina Gray, Director of Public Health, and Ped Asgarian, the Director of Feeding Bristol.

Ped Asgarian, director of Feeding Bristol said: “The strategy aims to recognise and highlight the disproportionate ways that food insecurity impacts those that are marginalised and the most disadvantaged communities within Bristol.”

Further information about Food Justice Week can be found on Feeding Bristol’s website.