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.
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,
excess from allotments and garden
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.
If you’d like to volunteer to help, please contact Natalie Greaves at the City of York Council by emailing her at <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.