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Haxby Food Share Project

Updated: 2 days ago

The Haxby Food Share Project is a new initiative being set up to help people in the Haxby and Wigginton area. It’s being overseen by the Memorial Hall, in partnership with Haxby’s Local Area Co-ordinator from the City of York Council.


Find the Haxby Food Share Project on Facebook and at their page on the Live Well York website.


Distributing Food to Help


Every Wednesday afternoon from 18th November, the team will be redistributing surplus food from local supermarkets, Haxby Bakehouse and public donations.


If you’d like some free food or other goods to help support yourself or your family please come along and pick what you need. Everyone is welcome — no referral or voucher is needed, and no questions are asked. Hopefully it will make life a little easier.


Operating outdoors (there will be a gazebo for shelter), it will continue throughout lockdown and beyond.

  • When? — 12:30pm to 3:30pm every Wednesday, from 18th November

  • Where? — In the garden at the back of the Memorial Hall in Haxby

Please come early for the widest choice of food!



How You Can Help


Donate Some Food or Goods


At the moment, food is kindly being donated by Haxby Bakehouse, the Co-op, Sainsbury, and Morrisons. From January the team have arranged to receive a regular delivery from the FareShare scheme.


To supplement these donations until the FairShare deliveries start, the team would greatly appreciate further contributions of food and goods to give out — for example,

  • non-perishable food

  • excess from allotments and garden

  • cleaning materials

  • dog and cat food

Donations can be left in the two red boxes around the back of the Memorial Hall. The gates will be open 10am–4pm Monday to Friday. The team will distribute the donations the following Wednesday.

Volunteer


If you’d like to volunteer to help, please contact Natalie Greaves at the City of York Council by emailing her at <natalie.greaves@york.gov.uk>


Volunteering Now

The team would also love to have volunteers who could help with one or more of:

  • collecting the donations

  • unloading in the Memorial Hall

  • laying food out on the day, and

  • being there to greet people during the sessions on Wednesdays

Volunteering After Lockdown

Once restrictions are eased, the team are hoping to grow these sessions to become a community hub: somewhere people can go for a chat, and a place for the team to get to know our community.


At that point the team will be looking for additional volunteers to:

  • serve teas and coffees

  • makes cakes or soup to serve, and

  • help clear up

Please email Natalie if you’d like to find out more or to volunteer.

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