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Christmas donations – a special thank you

Once again we have been totally overwhelmed this year with the extremely generous donations of both food and money given to York Foodbank over the Christmas and New Year period.  From businesses to schools, individual member’s of the community to social groups, it would be impossible to mention everyone by name who made a donation.  So THANK […]

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New Year, New Office Location

We are pleased to announce that along with celebrating a New Year, at York Foodbank we are also celebrating moving to a new warehouse which also houses the Foodbank office.  York Foodbank has been providing crisis and emergency food aid to the people of York since 2012, during which time we have been continually amazed by the generous help […]

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Notice: foodbank session Huntington

On Wednesday 25th July, the foodbank session at the Living Word Church Huntington Road will be closed for the day. However all other foodbank centres will be open as usual that week.

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Christmas and New Year opening times

Our Christmas and New Year opening times are listed below: Monday 19th – Gateway (as normal) Wednesday 21st – Living Word (as normal) Friday 23rd – Tang Hall (as normal) Saturday 24th – CLOSED  Monday 26th – CLOSED Wednesday 28th –CLOSED (Project Manager on call, ring in advance for parcel collection 07871610894) Friday 30th – CLOSED Saturday 31st […]

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Numbers and faces

  The Foodbank network provided more than 1 million 3 day food supplies to people in crisis in the last year, that’s right, 1 MILLION. Which is higher than it has ever been. Now, what does this look like on a local level? Well, our statistics here at York Foodbank are slightly down on last […]

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Eat Well Spend Less – Jo Pickard

I have to admit I was overly cocky about this challenge, I felt that my student days would fair me well on my mission to fill my cupboards with tasty food that will last me a week for £7. Oh how wrong I was, shopping with only £7 was not quick or easy, first of […]

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Live Below The Line Challenge

  Do we really know what being hungry feels like? To be honest I don’t think I have ever really gone hungry – or had to regularly miss meals. Of course, I come home after a long day at work saying ‘I’m starving’ and start to raid the fridge for snacks, but like most people, […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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Emergency Budget gets the food poverty test

David McAuley, Chief Executive of The Trussell Trust said: “We have two simple tests for the budget being delivered today.  Firstly, what does it do to reduce the number of people in poverty and hunger?  Secondly, what does it do to ensure the Government is supporting the work of charities and social enterprise in taking […]

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