Food Justice Fortnight

5th June 2024

Food Justice Fortnight 2024 is just around the corner, and we at North Bristol & South Glos Foodbank are thrilled to be part of this incredible celebration of community and food justice. From June 23rd to July 5th, this year’s theme, “Sharing our Food Stories,” will highlight the powerful role that food plays in building connections, nurturing identities, and fostering a sense of belonging.

What is Food Justice Fortnight?

Food Justice Fortnight is a series of summer events hosted by Feeding Bristol and its fantastic partner organisations. The aim is to celebrate the incredible work happening across Bristol to champion food justice, create spaces for important conversations, and connect individuals, organisations, and communities to help build the city’s food resilience. Over the course of two weeks, you can expect a diverse array of events, including cooking workshops, panel discussions, community meals, and more.

The theme “Sharing our Food Stories” underscores the idea that food is more than just sustenance; it is a vital part of our cultural and personal identities. Food stories can belong to anyone and can be shared in myriad ways—through words, food, pictures, music, art, dance, and more. By sharing and listening to each other’s food stories, we can remind ourselves that food is a universal language that connects us all.

Key Events and Activities

Food Justice Fortnight 2024 is packed with a variety of events designed to celebrate community, foster important conversations, and connect people through food. Here are some of the key events you won’t want to miss:

Sunday 23rd June

  • Children’s Food Takeover! Cooking, eating, talking, playing

Monday 24th June

  • Food Justice Fortnight Launch: Networking Brunch

Tuesday 25th June

  • Family Food Action Food Justice Day
  • Food Justice Lunch & discussion with GP Dr Rebeka Stone
  • Panel Discussion: Food and Language, Food as Language

Wednesday 26th June

  • Lawrence Hill Food Forum meeting & lunch
  • 6 Inches of Soil: Film Screening & Panel Discussion
  • Youth Food Justice Roundtable: Changing Food Education

Friday 28th June

  • Liza & Beulah’s Community Meal

Saturday 29th June

  • Hillfields Summer Fair: Launch of the Hillfields community climate action plan

Monday 1st July

  • Food Justice and Sustainable Development

Tuesday 2nd July

  • Borderlands Food Justice Celebration Lunch
  • Open Access Community Cookery Workshop
  • Farm Tour & Supper with Lush Greens

Wednesday 3rd July

  • Community Exchange Meeting: Food Focus
  • Food Justice Summer Supper Club: Double Fundraiser
  • Food Cultures of the People and for the People

Thursday 4th July

  • Bristol City Council: our role for action on food equality
  • Food Justice Workshop: Connecting Research & Communities
  • Friday 5th July
  • Food Justice Fortnight Closing Celebration

Sharing Our Food Stories

The theme for Food Justice Fortnight 2024, “Sharing our Food Stories,” highlights the profound role that food plays in our lives. Food is more than just sustenance; it is a vital part of our cultural and personal identities. By sharing our food stories—whether through words, meals, pictures, music, art, or dance—we can build stronger connections and foster a sense of belonging. These stories can come from individuals, families, communities, or entire cultures, and they remind us that food is a universal language that connects us all. Through this theme, we aim to celebrate the diversity of our food experiences and the ways they shape who we are.

How you can get involved

To get involved in Food Justice Fortnight, there are several meaningful ways you can contribute. You can participate in various activities, discussions, and shared meals hosted by Feeding Bristol and their partners, which are designed to foster community engagement and collaboration. Additionally, you can join the Community Food Justice Network, an open forum that supports communication and collaboration across Bristol, helping to tackle food insecurity and inequality. By attending these events and engaging in conversations, you can help build a more equitable food system. For more details on how to get involved, visit the Feeding Bristol website and explore the Community Food Justice Network.

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