INITIATIVES - in York and nationally:
We are a weekly café that serves meals sourced from surplus food destined for landfill. The café provides a place for the community to come together, make friends and tackle the issue of food waste on a local level. It is run completely by our passionate volunteers and works on a pay-as-you-feel basis. In the month of February 2018, with your help, we saved a whopping 555kg of food waste. We want to say a big Thank You to everyone who made it possible by preparing, collecting food and attending the cafe. Together we’re tackling food waste!
Chill in the Community CIC group first opened its doors in 2017 in the Acomb area of York. Formerly a hair & beauty salon, Chill in the Community CIC is a unique project; an informal café setting where customers can grab a freshly made panini, homemade cake or locally sourced coffee whilst others can, in the very same building, access a free food bank, youth drop in, toddler groups, craft activities & various other community based schemes.
Powered by the people of Tang Hall, Food Circle aims to create a better food system, one which works for the benefit of all. We want to…. 1 . Empower the urban community. Access to ingredients, tools and knowledge. 2 . Support and invest in our sustainable farm heroes. Reduce agricultural waste and reinvest in better farming practises. 3 . Encourage people to VALUE OUR FOOD. Take time to buy, prepare and enjoy. To value the ingredients and preserve the seasons.
Little Bites Cookery school is for 2.5 yrs upwards. Our vision is 'making nutrition fun'. Our aim is to promote healthier cooking and eating for parents and children. We run pre-school classes for 2.5 - 5 yrs weekly in nurseries across York. Children are taught simple nutritious recipes that are both fun and educational to gain familiarity of ingredients whilst engaging