Bristol Named Gold Sustainable Food City

Brilliant news! We’re thrilled to announce that Bristol has been awarded the status of Gold Sustainable Food City by the UK partnership programme, Sustainable Food Places.

The award recognises the vast amount of work undertaken across the city to build a greener, healthier, fairer and more resilient food system – an amazing achievement considering the challenges of the last 18 months.

Bristol is only the second city in the UK to achieve the status, after Brighton and Hove was awarded the accolade last year.

The Partnership has been proud to be a coordinating partner alongside Bristol Food Network, Bristol City Council and Resource Futures, and we’d like to thank Partnership members for their support and contributions to the successful bid.

Part of the strength of the bid was the depth and breadth of the activity, with involvement and commitment from a huge range of individuals, organisations and public institutions.

This is not the end of the journey.

With food being such an important lever in achieving the city's climate and ecological goals, the Partnership will be continuing to support and motivate organisations to take further and faster action on key issues such as access to land for growing, food waste, food insecurity and supporting local and sustainable food businesses. You can view a summary document of the winning bid for gold status here.  

Watch this wonderful film which celebrates the achievement and looks to ambitions for the future.


Join us at a celebratory Green Mingle

We'll be celebrating the Gold Award and reflecting on next steps for action on food in Bristol at our online Green Mingle on 1st July, 5.30pm - 7pm. 

Do join us and bring along some food that means something to you.

It's free to join, but reserve your spot to receive the Zoom link. 


Posted: July 2021