Press teams up with York food bank

York Press: Caleb Ellwood with food donated to the York Foodbank. Caleb Ellwood with food donated to the York Foodbank.

THE Press has teamed up with York’s new food bank in the fight against poverty in the city.

Volunteers have been overwhelmed by the public’s generosity since the food bank was launched last month, largely through donations and collections at local supermarkets.

Now the team is using part of The Press’s offices in Walmgate as an overspill warehouse, while they look for bigger premises of their own to store and sort food.

The Press launched its Stamp Out Poverty campaign last month to raise awareness of the crises facing many families in the city and to support those organisations working with those in most need.

Steve Hughes, managing editor of The Press, said: “Our Stamp Out Poverty campaign aims to raise awareness of poverty in York but also to provide practical support to those working on the front-line, so we are delighted to be able to support the York Foodbank.

“Recent research has shown that food poverty is a major problem for many households.

“It is deeply regrettable that there is a need for such services and vital that we support them, as York people have been doing.”

Elsewhere, York Yoga Studio is also backing the food bank by offering classes in exchange for donations to the supplies.

York residents will be able to take advantage of the 12 body movement classes at the studio on the condition they donate food. Instead of paying for their classes, clients have been asked to donate pasta, biscuits, jam, rice, tinned fruit or cereals.

Laurie Prime, who owns and teaches yoga at the studio, said: “In yoga, compassion and selfless service are important tenets, and this event gives us an opportunity to practise these concepts.

“We are aiming to donate 500 kilos of food over the week and plan to make this an annual event.”

The studio’s food bank charity week takes place from December 15 to 20.

“Visit yorkyogastudio.co.uk or phone Laurie on 01904 785704 for more details.

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9:04am Mon 10 Dec 12

notmyrealname says...

do the supermarkets still throw bread and other fresh produce away at the end of the day as i have seen them do ?
do the supermarkets still throw bread and other fresh produce away at the end of the day as i have seen them do ? notmyrealname

9:56am Mon 10 Dec 12

inthesticks says...

Just disgraceful that in 2012 in this rich country it has come to this. Shameful.
Just disgraceful that in 2012 in this rich country it has come to this. Shameful. inthesticks

11:41am Mon 10 Dec 12

bob the builder says...

Those that run our country would rather fund overseas regimes that will allow them access to natural resources we don't have, and pay to arm these supposed allies to protect this supply chain than sort out their own peoples problems.
Those that run our country would rather fund overseas regimes that will allow them access to natural resources we don't have, and pay to arm these supposed allies to protect this supply chain than sort out their own peoples problems. bob the builder

12:40pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Oncebitten says...

I think there are two issues here.

Firstly our Government do not care about the average person with little or no money to provide food.

Secondly, most people do not believe or want to believe that the are people in this much need out there.

It's shameful in 2012 that food parcels and their distribution is necessary.
Let's hope people's pride do not cause hunger this winter.
I think there are two issues here. Firstly our Government do not care about the average person with little or no money to provide food. Secondly, most people do not believe or want to believe that the are people in this much need out there. It's shameful in 2012 that food parcels and their distribution is necessary. Let's hope people's pride do not cause hunger this winter. Oncebitten

4:43pm Mon 10 Dec 12

inthesticks says...

Oncebitten wrote:
I think there are two issues here.

Firstly our Government do not care about the average person with little or no money to provide food.

Secondly, most people do not believe or want to believe that the are people in this much need out there.

It's shameful in 2012 that food parcels and their distribution is necessary.
Let's hope people's pride do not cause hunger this winter.
The Government probably can`t even comprehend it considering that the majority of them are millionaires who have had a silver spoon upbringing and attended private schools.
Besides those on benefits, there are many thousands of people who will be taking home around 1k a month, who will be having to face decisions of putting money on the fuel meter or buy food. We, the ordinary hard working people have been priced out of society. Many can no longer afford to have a day out in the car, take the kids to the cinema or have a night out. It stinks that bankers and business people creamed what they wanted from the top and left us to mop up their mess.
How`s Christmas for you Mr. Osborne?, I think you will be OK with the money you made from flipping your home and other `minor` financial indiscretions, so no worries for you.
[quote][p][bold]Oncebitten[/bold] wrote: I think there are two issues here. Firstly our Government do not care about the average person with little or no money to provide food. Secondly, most people do not believe or want to believe that the are people in this much need out there. It's shameful in 2012 that food parcels and their distribution is necessary. Let's hope people's pride do not cause hunger this winter.[/p][/quote]The Government probably can`t even comprehend it considering that the majority of them are millionaires who have had a silver spoon upbringing and attended private schools. Besides those on benefits, there are many thousands of people who will be taking home around 1k a month, who will be having to face decisions of putting money on the fuel meter or buy food. We, the ordinary hard working people have been priced out of society. Many can no longer afford to have a day out in the car, take the kids to the cinema or have a night out. It stinks that bankers and business people creamed what they wanted from the top and left us to mop up their mess. How`s Christmas for you Mr. Osborne?, I think you will be OK with the money you made from flipping your home and other `minor` financial indiscretions, so no worries for you. inthesticks

4:50pm Mon 10 Dec 12

CHISSY1 says...

inthesticks wrote:
Oncebitten wrote:
I think there are two issues here.

Firstly our Government do not care about the average person with little or no money to provide food.

Secondly, most people do not believe or want to believe that the are people in this much need out there.

It's shameful in 2012 that food parcels and their distribution is necessary.
Let's hope people's pride do not cause hunger this winter.
The Government probably can`t even comprehend it considering that the majority of them are millionaires who have had a silver spoon upbringing and attended private schools.
Besides those on benefits, there are many thousands of people who will be taking home around 1k a month, who will be having to face decisions of putting money on the fuel meter or buy food. We, the ordinary hard working people have been priced out of society. Many can no longer afford to have a day out in the car, take the kids to the cinema or have a night out. It stinks that bankers and business people creamed what they wanted from the top and left us to mop up their mess.
How`s Christmas for you Mr. Osborne?, I think you will be OK with the money you made from flipping your home and other `minor` financial indiscretions, so no worries for you.
"And a lottery win would not change you then?".
[quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oncebitten[/bold] wrote: I think there are two issues here. Firstly our Government do not care about the average person with little or no money to provide food. Secondly, most people do not believe or want to believe that the are people in this much need out there. It's shameful in 2012 that food parcels and their distribution is necessary. Let's hope people's pride do not cause hunger this winter.[/p][/quote]The Government probably can`t even comprehend it considering that the majority of them are millionaires who have had a silver spoon upbringing and attended private schools. Besides those on benefits, there are many thousands of people who will be taking home around 1k a month, who will be having to face decisions of putting money on the fuel meter or buy food. We, the ordinary hard working people have been priced out of society. Many can no longer afford to have a day out in the car, take the kids to the cinema or have a night out. It stinks that bankers and business people creamed what they wanted from the top and left us to mop up their mess. How`s Christmas for you Mr. Osborne?, I think you will be OK with the money you made from flipping your home and other `minor` financial indiscretions, so no worries for you.[/p][/quote]"And a lottery win would not change you then?". CHISSY1

5:10pm Mon 10 Dec 12

bob the builder says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
inthesticks wrote:
Oncebitten wrote:
I think there are two issues here.

Firstly our Government do not care about the average person with little or no money to provide food.

Secondly, most people do not believe or want to believe that the are people in this much need out there.

It's shameful in 2012 that food parcels and their distribution is necessary.
Let's hope people's pride do not cause hunger this winter.
The Government probably can`t even comprehend it considering that the majority of them are millionaires who have had a silver spoon upbringing and attended private schools.
Besides those on benefits, there are many thousands of people who will be taking home around 1k a month, who will be having to face decisions of putting money on the fuel meter or buy food. We, the ordinary hard working people have been priced out of society. Many can no longer afford to have a day out in the car, take the kids to the cinema or have a night out. It stinks that bankers and business people creamed what they wanted from the top and left us to mop up their mess.
How`s Christmas for you Mr. Osborne?, I think you will be OK with the money you made from flipping your home and other `minor` financial indiscretions, so no worries for you.
"And a lottery win would not change you then?".
It would pay for a revolution!
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oncebitten[/bold] wrote: I think there are two issues here. Firstly our Government do not care about the average person with little or no money to provide food. Secondly, most people do not believe or want to believe that the are people in this much need out there. It's shameful in 2012 that food parcels and their distribution is necessary. Let's hope people's pride do not cause hunger this winter.[/p][/quote]The Government probably can`t even comprehend it considering that the majority of them are millionaires who have had a silver spoon upbringing and attended private schools. Besides those on benefits, there are many thousands of people who will be taking home around 1k a month, who will be having to face decisions of putting money on the fuel meter or buy food. We, the ordinary hard working people have been priced out of society. Many can no longer afford to have a day out in the car, take the kids to the cinema or have a night out. It stinks that bankers and business people creamed what they wanted from the top and left us to mop up their mess. How`s Christmas for you Mr. Osborne?, I think you will be OK with the money you made from flipping your home and other `minor` financial indiscretions, so no worries for you.[/p][/quote]"And a lottery win would not change you then?".[/p][/quote]It would pay for a revolution! bob the builder

8:11pm Mon 10 Dec 12

inthesticks says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
inthesticks wrote:
Oncebitten wrote:
I think there are two issues here.

Firstly our Government do not care about the average person with little or no money to provide food.

Secondly, most people do not believe or want to believe that the are people in this much need out there.

It's shameful in 2012 that food parcels and their distribution is necessary.
Let's hope people's pride do not cause hunger this winter.
The Government probably can`t even comprehend it considering that the majority of them are millionaires who have had a silver spoon upbringing and attended private schools.
Besides those on benefits, there are many thousands of people who will be taking home around 1k a month, who will be having to face decisions of putting money on the fuel meter or buy food. We, the ordinary hard working people have been priced out of society. Many can no longer afford to have a day out in the car, take the kids to the cinema or have a night out. It stinks that bankers and business people creamed what they wanted from the top and left us to mop up their mess.
How`s Christmas for you Mr. Osborne?, I think you will be OK with the money you made from flipping your home and other `minor` financial indiscretions, so no worries for you.
"And a lottery win would not change you then?".
What the heII has that flippant comment got to do with poverty and people being forced to use food banks in 2012? What has it got to do with Chancellor George Osborne making expenses claims he shouldn`t have?
You just don`t get the point of what other people are saying, you somehow think the whole point is to make a snide comment rather than inputting anything meaningful yourself.
If you have an intelligent point to make - even if it is the opposite point of view to mine then that`s fair enough, we can debate that point. If someone can outwit me because they are more intelligent then so be it, I will shut up. But you don`t make an intelligent point, nor can you out wit me, or most other people on here unless you say something worthy relating to the story.
Where did I say I lived in poverty, where did I say I had to use food banks, where did I say I wasn`t a lottery winner, where did I say I wasn`t wealthy? I didn`t did I?
I was criticizing our system and our Chancellor.
The fact is Chissy I am not in poverty but I care enough about the millions that are to make a point because children shouldn`t be starving in GREAT Britain in 2012! I will keep making these points because if people don`t, nothing will get done and if your only contribution is primary school banter fit for a 9 year old then I suggest you keep your comments to the lighter stories that you are obviously more qualified to comment on.
Have you got a valid point to make about poverty?- then let`s hear it.
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]inthesticks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oncebitten[/bold] wrote: I think there are two issues here. Firstly our Government do not care about the average person with little or no money to provide food. Secondly, most people do not believe or want to believe that the are people in this much need out there. It's shameful in 2012 that food parcels and their distribution is necessary. Let's hope people's pride do not cause hunger this winter.[/p][/quote]The Government probably can`t even comprehend it considering that the majority of them are millionaires who have had a silver spoon upbringing and attended private schools. Besides those on benefits, there are many thousands of people who will be taking home around 1k a month, who will be having to face decisions of putting money on the fuel meter or buy food. We, the ordinary hard working people have been priced out of society. Many can no longer afford to have a day out in the car, take the kids to the cinema or have a night out. It stinks that bankers and business people creamed what they wanted from the top and left us to mop up their mess. How`s Christmas for you Mr. Osborne?, I think you will be OK with the money you made from flipping your home and other `minor` financial indiscretions, so no worries for you.[/p][/quote]"And a lottery win would not change you then?".[/p][/quote]What the heII has that flippant comment got to do with poverty and people being forced to use food banks in 2012? What has it got to do with Chancellor George Osborne making expenses claims he shouldn`t have? You just don`t get the point of what other people are saying, you somehow think the whole point is to make a snide comment rather than inputting anything meaningful yourself. If you have an intelligent point to make - even if it is the opposite point of view to mine then that`s fair enough, we can debate that point. If someone can outwit me because they are more intelligent then so be it, I will shut up. But you don`t make an intelligent point, nor can you out wit me, or most other people on here unless you say something worthy relating to the story. Where did I say I lived in poverty, where did I say I had to use food banks, where did I say I wasn`t a lottery winner, where did I say I wasn`t wealthy? I didn`t did I? I was criticizing our system and our Chancellor. The fact is Chissy I am not in poverty but I care enough about the millions that are to make a point because children shouldn`t be starving in GREAT Britain in 2012! I will keep making these points because if people don`t, nothing will get done and if your only contribution is primary school banter fit for a 9 year old then I suggest you keep your comments to the lighter stories that you are obviously more qualified to comment on. Have you got a valid point to make about poverty?- then let`s hear it. inthesticks

10:24pm Mon 10 Dec 12

CHISSY1 says...

"You know full well my thoughts on food banks.I know for a fact there are people that go there scrounging,even though they are better off than some working people".Just a point,would you agree that if we kept all foreign aid in this country our children would not be starving.
"You know full well my thoughts on food banks.I know for a fact there are people that go there scrounging,even though they are better off than some working people".Just a point,would you agree that if we kept all foreign aid in this country our children would not be starving. CHISSY1

10:58pm Mon 10 Dec 12

yorkborn66 says...

Totally agree with, Inthesticks on this issue.
CHISSY1, charity should begin at home, all this money us tax payers contribute to, so our government can send to other countries to fund aid, which we have not agreed to. The majority of this money goes to middlemen, arms etc, only a small percentage goes to the actual cause or aid.
It is about time this government realized that we are not the colonial superpower they think we are .Start looking after the welfare of our own instead of been the laughing stock of the world .
Totally agree with, Inthesticks on this issue. CHISSY1, charity should begin at home, all this money us tax payers contribute to, so our government can send to other countries to fund aid, which we have not agreed to. The majority of this money goes to middlemen, arms etc, only a small percentage goes to the actual cause or aid. It is about time this government realized that we are not the colonial superpower they think we are .Start looking after the welfare of our own instead of been the laughing stock of the world . yorkborn66

6:49am Tue 11 Dec 12

ReginaldBiscuit says...

York Press - Save everyone time by changing the "comments" section to "This is what some idiots think".
York Press - Save everyone time by changing the "comments" section to "This is what some idiots think". ReginaldBiscuit

8:18am Tue 11 Dec 12

CHISSY1 says...

ReginaldBiscuit wrote:
York Press - Save everyone time by changing the "comments" section to "This is what some idiots think".
"And your reason for being on this comments section is?."
[quote][p][bold]ReginaldBiscuit[/bold] wrote: York Press - Save everyone time by changing the "comments" section to "This is what some idiots think".[/p][/quote]"And your reason for being on this comments section is?." CHISSY1

8:46am Tue 11 Dec 12

Buzz Light-year says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
ReginaldBiscuit wrote: York Press - Save everyone time by changing the "comments" section to "This is what some idiots think".
"And your reason for being on this comments section is?."
Funny that the self appointed Local Press Watchdog (who would be better suited to getting on with leading the council) is responsible for countless threads being shut down but nothing is ever done about Chissy1 whose sole purpose here is to be nasty to other users and never ever engage the topic or article at all.
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ReginaldBiscuit[/bold] wrote: York Press - Save everyone time by changing the "comments" section to "This is what some idiots think".[/p][/quote]"And your reason for being on this comments section is?."[/p][/quote]Funny that the self appointed Local Press Watchdog (who would be better suited to getting on with leading the council) is responsible for countless threads being shut down but nothing is ever done about Chissy1 whose sole purpose here is to be nasty to other users and never ever engage the topic or article at all. Buzz Light-year

9:19am Tue 11 Dec 12

Big Bad Wolf says...

Buzz Light-year wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
ReginaldBiscuit wrote: York Press - Save everyone time by changing the "comments" section to "This is what some idiots think".
"And your reason for being on this comments section is?."
Funny that the self appointed Local Press Watchdog (who would be better suited to getting on with leading the council) is responsible for countless threads being shut down but nothing is ever done about Chissy1 whose sole purpose here is to be nasty to other users and never ever engage the topic or article at all.
Please don't feed the troll......
[quote][p][bold]Buzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ReginaldBiscuit[/bold] wrote: York Press - Save everyone time by changing the "comments" section to "This is what some idiots think".[/p][/quote]"And your reason for being on this comments section is?."[/p][/quote]Funny that the self appointed Local Press Watchdog (who would be better suited to getting on with leading the council) is responsible for countless threads being shut down but nothing is ever done about Chissy1 whose sole purpose here is to be nasty to other users and never ever engage the topic or article at all.[/p][/quote]Please don't feed the troll...... Big Bad Wolf

9:38am Tue 11 Dec 12

CHISSY1 says...

Buzz Light-year wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
ReginaldBiscuit wrote: York Press - Save everyone time by changing the "comments" section to "This is what some idiots think".
"And your reason for being on this comments section is?."
Funny that the self appointed Local Press Watchdog (who would be better suited to getting on with leading the council) is responsible for countless threads being shut down but nothing is ever done about Chissy1 whose sole purpose here is to be nasty to other users and never ever engage the topic or article at all.
"Give me one example when i have been nasty,rude or insulting to other posters,you may all join in,i will wager not one of you can",
[quote][p][bold]Buzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ReginaldBiscuit[/bold] wrote: York Press - Save everyone time by changing the "comments" section to "This is what some idiots think".[/p][/quote]"And your reason for being on this comments section is?."[/p][/quote]Funny that the self appointed Local Press Watchdog (who would be better suited to getting on with leading the council) is responsible for countless threads being shut down but nothing is ever done about Chissy1 whose sole purpose here is to be nasty to other users and never ever engage the topic or article at all.[/p][/quote]"Give me one example when i have been nasty,rude or insulting to other posters,you may all join in,i will wager not one of you can", CHISSY1

2:11pm Wed 12 Dec 12

alfie says...

**** it have i missed a spot of Chissy bating!!!!! I agree with everyone else chissy you are a troll who feeds off comments from the pit of your cave, you have never seen daylight and your covered with hair. I await your witty and uplifting response.
**** it have i missed a spot of Chissy bating!!!!! I agree with everyone else chissy you are a troll who feeds off comments from the pit of your cave, you have never seen daylight and your covered with hair. I await your witty and uplifting response. alfie

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