Yorkshire Chicken launched to tackle food poverty in York

York Press: . .

FOOD poverty in York is being tackled with the launch of new business selling cut-price chickens to families.

Inspired by The Press’ Stamp Out Poverty campaign, entrepreneur Robert Hargreaves has created Yorkshire Chicken.

Based at his home in Huntington, the business sources chickens directly from the wholesaler before offering them for sale at a fraction of the price of leading supermarkets.

Not only is Mr Hargreaves hoping to help families by offering cheaper food, he has also pledged to donate ten per cent of all profits made by Yorkshire Chicken to foodbank charity Trussell Trust.

The trust runs the York Foodbank, which is based at the Gateway Centre in Front Street, Acomb.

Mr Hargreaves, who has previously worked at British Sugar, Nestlé and Yorkshire Water, said: “I have been doing a lot of work and research into self-sufficiency.

“My aim with this is to create an end to end model and publish it to help people save between a third and a half of their family food outgoings a year.

“It was this work, and campaigns in the media, including the widespread promotion of social enterprise schemes, coupled with the Stamp Out Poverty campaign, that made me realise that lower-profit, higher-volume business models can help provide people with affordable products at up to 50 per cent lower prices than many supermarkets.

“So I decided to launch Yorkshire Chicken.

“Orders have been coming in thick and fast, so I’m estimating a profit of more than £1,000 which is very good for the first month trading.”

The business has been set up with an automated telephone system for orders, with deliveries currently being made every day to cope with demand.

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9:16am Fri 27 Dec 13

smudge2 says...

How much are these chickens and are they really that cheap if he is making £1000.00 per month profit...Is he helping others or himself ?
How much are these chickens and are they really that cheap if he is making £1000.00 per month profit...Is he helping others or himself ? smudge2

9:51am Fri 27 Dec 13

kryten says...

I applaud any help people can give to the poor, IU do see on Sky there is a genuine need for affordable food. Its a pity here in South Africa the Government has done the exact opposite by putting an additional importers tax on chicken taking imported chicken out of the hands of the poor. Locally produced chicken is and has been for a long time out of reach. I understand the need to protect your local manufacture but surely NOT at the expense of those who can least afford it!
I applaud any help people can give to the poor, IU do see on Sky there is a genuine need for affordable food. Its a pity here in South Africa the Government has done the exact opposite by putting an additional importers tax on chicken taking imported chicken out of the hands of the poor. Locally produced chicken is and has been for a long time out of reach. I understand the need to protect your local manufacture but surely NOT at the expense of those who can least afford it! kryten

10:09am Fri 27 Dec 13

CHISSY1 says...

Food poverty in York. Figures show that the number of overweight and obese
children in York has risen.Interesting.
Food poverty in York. Figures show that the number of overweight and obese children in York has risen.Interesting. CHISSY1

10:16am Fri 27 Dec 13

Zetkin says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
Food poverty in York. Figures show that the number of overweight and obese
children in York has risen.Interesting.
Obese isn't the same as over-nourished.
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: Food poverty in York. Figures show that the number of overweight and obese children in York has risen.Interesting.[/p][/quote]Obese isn't the same as over-nourished. Zetkin

10:29am Fri 27 Dec 13

Blythespirit says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
Food poverty in York. Figures show that the number of overweight and obese
children in York has risen.Interesting.
This is because they are eating cheap food with a high fat content, rather than a decent balanced diet.
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: Food poverty in York. Figures show that the number of overweight and obese children in York has risen.Interesting.[/p][/quote]This is because they are eating cheap food with a high fat content, rather than a decent balanced diet. Blythespirit

10:53am Fri 27 Dec 13

smudge2 says...

The main reason is that overweight children are the offspring of overweight parents and the cycle will get worse as we are now seeing genetically overweight babies...children look and are developed by one or the other of there parents and any doctor tell you that you should chose your parents well.. (Not that you have much choice really !) For a classic example look at the googlebox programme recently shown on tv.
The main reason is that overweight children are the offspring of overweight parents and the cycle will get worse as we are now seeing genetically overweight babies...children look and are developed by one or the other of there parents and any doctor tell you that you should chose your parents well.. (Not that you have much choice really !) For a classic example look at the googlebox programme recently shown on tv. smudge2

11:22am Fri 27 Dec 13

CHISSY1 says...

Blythespirit wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
Food poverty in York. Figures show that the number of overweight and obese
children in York has risen.Interesting.
This is because they are eating cheap food with a high fat content, rather than a decent balanced diet.
Fast food and fish and chips are not cheap.Overeating and lack of exersize = overweight.Fact.
[quote][p][bold]Blythespirit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: Food poverty in York. Figures show that the number of overweight and obese children in York has risen.Interesting.[/p][/quote]This is because they are eating cheap food with a high fat content, rather than a decent balanced diet.[/p][/quote]Fast food and fish and chips are not cheap.Overeating and lack of exersize = overweight.Fact. CHISSY1

12:11pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Zetkin says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
Blythespirit wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote: Food poverty in York. Figures show that the number of overweight and obese children in York has risen.Interesting.
This is because they are eating cheap food with a high fat content, rather than a decent balanced diet.
Fast food and fish and chips are not cheap.Overeating and lack of exersize = overweight.Fact.
Nobody said fish & chips were cheap (although as part of a balanced diet, they're far superior nutritionally to the ubiquitous burgers, kebabs, and pizzas.)

The cheap(ish) fat and sugar in many kids' diet comes from processed food, such as frozen chips, pizza, pies, sausages, burgers, etc, which people buy to cook and consume at home.

If you've got £3 left in your purse and £1.50 left on the electricty meter, the fact is you're going to buy food for your kids that is cheap, filling, and quick to heat through. Very easy to see how poverty can soon produce people who are both obese and badly-nourished.
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blythespirit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: Food poverty in York. Figures show that the number of overweight and obese children in York has risen.Interesting.[/p][/quote]This is because they are eating cheap food with a high fat content, rather than a decent balanced diet.[/p][/quote]Fast food and fish and chips are not cheap.Overeating and lack of exersize = overweight.Fact.[/p][/quote]Nobody said fish & chips were cheap (although as part of a balanced diet, they're far superior nutritionally to the ubiquitous burgers, kebabs, and pizzas.) The cheap(ish) fat and sugar in many kids' diet comes from processed food, such as frozen chips, pizza, pies, sausages, burgers, etc, which people buy to cook and consume at home. If you've got £3 left in your purse and £1.50 left on the electricty meter, the fact is you're going to buy food for your kids that is cheap, filling, and quick to heat through. Very easy to see how poverty can soon produce people who are both obese and badly-nourished. Zetkin

12:55pm Fri 27 Dec 13

CHISSY1 says...

Zetkin wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
Blythespirit wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote: Food poverty in York. Figures show that the number of overweight and obese children in York has risen.Interesting.
This is because they are eating cheap food with a high fat content, rather than a decent balanced diet.
Fast food and fish and chips are not cheap.Overeating and lack of exersize = overweight.Fact.
Nobody said fish & chips were cheap (although as part of a balanced diet, they're far superior nutritionally to the ubiquitous burgers, kebabs, and pizzas.)

The cheap(ish) fat and sugar in many kids' diet comes from processed food, such as frozen chips, pizza, pies, sausages, burgers, etc, which people buy to cook and consume at home.

If you've got £3 left in your purse and £1.50 left on the electricty meter, the fact is you're going to buy food for your kids that is cheap, filling, and quick to heat through. Very easy to see how poverty can soon produce people who are both obese and badly-nourished.
Sorry,but in my opinion you are talking rubbish.Lazy parents,fast food,lack of exercise.Never see obese children in Africa,they live in poverty.
[quote][p][bold]Zetkin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blythespirit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: Food poverty in York. Figures show that the number of overweight and obese children in York has risen.Interesting.[/p][/quote]This is because they are eating cheap food with a high fat content, rather than a decent balanced diet.[/p][/quote]Fast food and fish and chips are not cheap.Overeating and lack of exersize = overweight.Fact.[/p][/quote]Nobody said fish & chips were cheap (although as part of a balanced diet, they're far superior nutritionally to the ubiquitous burgers, kebabs, and pizzas.) The cheap(ish) fat and sugar in many kids' diet comes from processed food, such as frozen chips, pizza, pies, sausages, burgers, etc, which people buy to cook and consume at home. If you've got £3 left in your purse and £1.50 left on the electricty meter, the fact is you're going to buy food for your kids that is cheap, filling, and quick to heat through. Very easy to see how poverty can soon produce people who are both obese and badly-nourished.[/p][/quote]Sorry,but in my opinion you are talking rubbish.Lazy parents,fast food,lack of exercise.Never see obese children in Africa,they live in poverty. CHISSY1

1:40am Sat 28 Dec 13

Magicman! says...

Zetkin wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
Food poverty in York. Figures show that the number of overweight and obese
children in York has risen.Interesting.
Obese isn't the same as over-nourished.
I wouldn't waste your time on trying to answer with logic... you'd get more sense if you went and had a discussion with a pigeon!
[quote][p][bold]Zetkin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: Food poverty in York. Figures show that the number of overweight and obese children in York has risen.Interesting.[/p][/quote]Obese isn't the same as over-nourished.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't waste your time on trying to answer with logic... you'd get more sense if you went and had a discussion with a pigeon! Magicman!

10:02am Sat 28 Dec 13

CHISSY1 says...

Magicman! wrote:
Zetkin wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
Food poverty in York. Figures show that the number of overweight and obese
children in York has risen.Interesting.
Obese isn't the same as over-nourished.
I wouldn't waste your time on trying to answer with logic... you'd get more sense if you went and had a discussion with a pigeon!
Why do you have to be so rude,was it due to your bringing up?.I repeat,lazy parents,overeating,n
o exercise=obesity.
[quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zetkin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: Food poverty in York. Figures show that the number of overweight and obese children in York has risen.Interesting.[/p][/quote]Obese isn't the same as over-nourished.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't waste your time on trying to answer with logic... you'd get more sense if you went and had a discussion with a pigeon![/p][/quote]Why do you have to be so rude,was it due to your bringing up?.I repeat,lazy parents,overeating,n o exercise=obesity. CHISSY1

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