The Haxby Food Share Project is an initiative set up to help people in the Haxby and Wigginton area. It’s overseen by the Memorial Hall, in partnership with Haxby’s Local Area Co-ordinator from the City of York Council.
Distributing Food to Help
Every Wednesday and Friday lunchtime, the team distribute food gifted by the community, local shops, businesses and other food collection services.
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.
Every Wednesday between 11am and 1:30pm
Every Friday between 12pm and 1:30pm
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
Would you like to help by donating some food and goods to the project? For example:
excess produce from allotments and garden
dog and cat food
Here are some more specific suggestions and ideas in case they help you when shopping. Even if you just bring a few tins every now and then, the helpers will be delighted and you’ll be helping people who really are in need:
Tins, Jars and Bottles
Tinned hot dog sausages • Tinned fish • Tinned meat (Corned beef, Ham, Spam, …) Baked beans • Tinned plum tomatoes • Tinned veg Pasta sauces • Red and Brown sauce • Soup Tinned Fruit • Rice pudding • Custard, etc • Jam Juices • Fruit cordials
Dried and Packet Items
Pasta • Rice • Cooking sauces • Meals (packets or things to make meals) Snack pots, Pot noodles, etc. • Cake mixes • Baking items (Flour, Bread mix, Cake mix) Sugar • Tea • Coffee • Hot chocolate • Breakfast cereals • Porridge oats
Biscuits & treat items (chocolate bars, crisps, etc) Desserts
Gluten-Free and Allergies
Any items suitable for Vegan, Vegetarian or Gluten-Free diets.
Soap • Shower gel • Shampoo • Deodorant • Razors • Shaving foam Sanitary • Toilet rolls, etc • Wet wipes • Clothing
Cleaning and Pets
Wipes • Sprays • Washing powder/liquid • Washing up liquid • Sprays Pet Shampoo • Flea or wormer items • Cat litter
You can leave your items in the collection boxes at the Memorial Hall’s main entrance, which is around the side of the building. They’ll be distributed at the next session.
Alternatively, if you’d prefer to give a gift of some money to support the project you can do so using online using their Go Fund Me web page. (If you’ve paid enough tax you can use Gift Aid when doing this then, as a registered charity, they can reclaim the tax you’ve already paid on the amount you give.)
Thank you so much!
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
being there to greet people during the sessions on Wednesdays
makes cakes or soup to serve
serve teas and coffees
help clear up
If you’d like to volunteer to help, please contact the team by emailing the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Again, thank you so much for any help you can give them!