The COVID-19 pandemic has caused devastation around the world and exposed many issues with our global food systems.

From lockdowns to disrupted supply chains, fears of food shortage and insecurity have increased over the past two years.

However, this uncertainty has led many to re-evaluate their understanding of food systems and what might need to change to respond to future crises including threats posed by climate change.

Whether it’s growing food in your backyard, supporting local farmers or starting conversations about Indigenous Australian food systems, local food has a big role to play as communities seek to build resilience beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this documentary, Sophie Bennett explores the role of local food systems in times of crisis and how social enterprises in the Blue Mountains are helping to strengthen the community.