The Mazi Project: Tackling Food Poverty in Bristol

Tuesday 2nd January 2024

In the Autumn of 2023, we were introduced to the fantastic work The Mazi Project are doing in Bristol, and we immediately knew we wanted to support this hometown hero.

Translated from Greek, Mazi means together, and together with their army of volunteers, Mazi wants to create a city where everyone, especially vulnerable young people, have access to fresh, sustainable, and healthy food. This resonates with our organic and regenerative values so strongly, we just had to support this fantastic work!

The Mazi Team
The Mazi Team

So what do the Mazi project do?

Between 2020 and 2021, over 6,633 young people in Bristol suffered from severe to moderate food insecurity. Mazi’s mission is to feed the vulnerable youth in Bristol and give them the confidence to cook fantastic food. By building connections with Bristol’s food scene, Mazi can help encourage confidence and food independence with recipes from top quality, local chefs. This growing network of independent businesses allows Mazi to connect their community with employment opportunities across the hospitality sector.

Mazi's food packages
Mazi’s Food Packages

Tell us more about why Yeo Valley Organic are partnering with The Mazi Project

At Yeo, we know all about looking after the herd. Producing delicious and healthy food, while acting as custodians of the land is our bread and spreadable. We really understand the power food can have on our health and wellbeing, so we felt moved and excited by the work Mazi are doing in our local community. We just had to get involved!

We sponsored the January Give-A-Box campaign, in collaboration with Josh Eggleton from The Pony Chew Valley. This was a seasonal recipe box, delivered to Bristol residents with each one containing all the ingredients needed to prepare three delicious, vegetarian recipes created by Josh. Every time a box is bought, another will be donated to a disadvantaged young person suffering food poverty in Bristol. Each month is sponsored by different Bristol based companies, figures or chefs, so you can taste the best of the city while helping out a young person in need.

Cooking up a Storm in the kitchen
Cooking up a Storm in the Kitchen

The Yeo Valley Organic box can no longer be purchased, but you can buy the rest of the collection on the Mazi website. As the team hand deliver their boxes, they can only deliver to Bristol households. If you’re out of catchment for a box but still want to support this fantastic charity, you can donate on their website.

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