After raising £150,000 to support vulnerable people and the hospitality sector during the first lockdown, Bristol Food Union has launched a campaign to support indie businesses and feed hungry families this Christmas
If you’re thinking of treating friends, family or colleagues to a hamper brimming with delicious local goodies this Christmas then you might consider buying a Bristol Food Box. Not only will you be supporting the city’s food and drink businesses hard hit by the second lockdown but, by choosing to take part in Bristol Food Union’s Buy One, Give One Christmas hamper campaign, you’ll also help feed local families.
The Bristol Food Box is available in sweet and savoury compilations, and contains unique products from the city’s indies including tipples from Bristol’s oldest wine merchant Averys; beers from Wiper And True, Left Handed Giant, and Lost and Grounded; farmhouse cheeses from across the South West; Quince Gin Liqueur from 6 O’clock Gin; and mince pies from Bakers & Co.
When ordering, there’s an option to dig deep and ‘give one’ by donating £18.50 to ensure provisions are delivered to families who might otherwise struggle to put Christmas dinner on the table. Practical family Christmas provision hampers include ingredients for a festive meal, as well as a few much-needed luxuries.
Food Union exec-director, Aine Morris said: ‘Christmas is going to be extraordinary for many people this year. No person should have to worry about whether they can put a decent meal on the family table at Christmas. We’re asking the public to come together to ensure that no Bristolian is left behind, and everyone can enjoy a meal with family or friends over the festive season.’