Each month with our digital shows we will be raising funds for a different charity close to our hearts. As this month's show has a focus on Bristol talent, we are supporting a charity that is very close to home - Bristol Food Union.
Set up in March 2020 as a direct response to the Covid crisis, Bristol Food Union defends independent restaurants, as well as coming together to support the city's emergency food response.
Since then they have delivered thousands of high-quality nutritious meals for NHS and frontline workers, weekly food provision boxes for refugee and asylum-seeking, and low-income, vulnerable or covid-positive households.
From March - July 2020, Bristol Food Union distributed over £60,000 to 10 of the city's independent restaurants via public funding, to produce over 12,000 meals for NHS frontline workers, mental health facilities and other essential services.
In Lockdown 2, 1764 nutritious ready-meals were delivered to low-income of covid-positive households. This was alongs 2100 weekly food provision boxes, including a full week of essentials (plus fresh fruit & veg boxes) were delivered to vulnerable or covid-positive households..
Sunday 23rd May - We Out Here: Online & On Air
The wonderful artists involved in Sunday's We Out Here: Online & On Air show chose Bristol Food Union as this month's charity partner.
As shown above, they have been much-needed light during 2020. With our support and other public funding they can carry on being a strong community presence, supporting the city's independent vendors and vulnerable alike.
Please head to the yellow ‘Donate Now’ button on the main festival page to donate, and be in with the chance of receiving some We Out Here goodies!