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A call out for donations – stock reducing

The March data is in and shows that in the month we sent out 5.9t of food but only received 5.3t of donations. We were similarly around 5-700kg down in January and February, meaning that since the start of the year we are around 1.8t lower than at the start of the year. This reduction […]

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Disruption to Service Tuesday 27th February – Vineyard Closed

Please be aware, our weekly opening at Vineyard church (10-12 on Fawcett St) is closed on 27th February only, returning next week as normal. All other locations as open as normal this week on Wednesday, Thursday Friday and Saturday (See: https://york.foodbank.org.uk/locations/). Please contact us if you will struggle to access help as a result of […]

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Our partner organisation Citizens Advice York is hiring

One of our partner organisations, Citizens Advice York, has been contracted to provide an advisor to Foodbank openings and the main position for this instrumental role is currently vacant. The advisor has been instrumental in helping clients to move forwards and access help and support to improve their circumstances. Citizens Advice York is looking to […]

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HM Prison Service supplies bags to York Foodbank

Over the last year we have had two big deliveries of bags made by those at HMP/YOI at Low Newton, an all-female prison in County Durham, the latest came in this week. The bags are made from Ocado’s old uniforms which they recycle, giving the women valuable, transferable, sewing, and manufacturing skills and helping them […]

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Bookshop makes children’s books donation

A big thank you to The Blue House Bookshop for the donation of children’s book. These will be available for families using the foodbank in the coming weeks and distributed via our centres.

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Welcome to The Belfrey @ the de Grey Rooms – Saturday Mornings

We are pleased to announce that The Belfrey (The Belfrey (St Michael le Belfrey)) are going to take up hosting the York Foodbank Saturday morning, opening to welcome York Foodbank clients from this week (3/2/24).  At this point we would like to express our gratitude to York City Church and their faithful team of volunteers […]

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How to ensure that your foodbank gets what it really needs… use the BanktheFood app!

BanktheFood is a registered charity with an app to ensure food banks always have exactly what they need and not just baked beans. Its app is free to use (and they say it always will be!) BanktheFood is very simple to use. Once you have downloaded the app from the app store and followed the […]

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Yorwaste collect Christmas Trees as people donate to York Foodbank

On the Saturday after Twelfth Night, the Yorwaste transport team worked with York Round Table to collect Christmas trees from York’s residents. 🎄 For £5, residents dropped off their trees and this helped to raise money for York Foodbank Thanks to everyone £2500 has been donated!

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Local business makes regular donation

A big thanks should be given to Rothwell Group Ltd. (https://rothwell-group.co.uk/) who continue to make a regular donation to us here at York Foodbank. Businesses that do this often don’t get the thanks that they deserve as clients would not see this – it all happens in the background. We wanted to take this opportunity […]

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York Foodbank in the press with S Harrison donation

York Foodbank was in the press recently with coverage of a donation by S Harrison York Press story

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