A voluntary group aiming to help its members become resilient to poverty has teamed up with York Foodbank to raise awareness of problems in the city.

York in Transition has organised a picnic, to be held near Millennium Bridge in York, on September 7 to share food and play games.

Anyone planning on coming to the event is being invited to bake a cake and donate it to raise funds for the foodbank.

Shelley Battles, a member of York in Transition, said: "The idea of a picnic enables us to share the experience of eating communally and be grateful that we have food, in light of those who go hungry, closer to home and throughout the world.

"A day of fun and games is a perfect way of bringing people of all ages together, where interaction can take place and new and creative ideas can be generated and shared."

York Foodbank accepts donations of non-perishable food from individuals, groups and businesses throughout the year.

They are sorted and packed into boxes which are given to people in crisis, as identified by care professionals such as GPs, the Citizens Advice Bureau and social workers.

Call 07875911351 if you can help with the event, or find York in Transition on Facebook.