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Haxby Food Share Project

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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.

  • When?

    • Every Wednesday between 11am and 1:30pm

    • Every Friday between 12pm and 1:30pm

  • Where?

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:

  • non-perishable food

  • excess produce from allotments and garden

  • cleaning materials

  • 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

Again, thank you so much for any help you can give them!


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