Planet Food tackle holiday hunger

Bec Horner

Bec Horner

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Planet Food tackle holiday hunger

Planet Food on Southbank recognise even though free school meals are happening over the summer, many families need further help. Rosie Baker gave us the low down.


It’s ‘Holiday Hunger’ time again where many community food providers have still not re-opened with sit-down meal service. Some of us are hoping to make sure there are free lunches available for children.


Although free school meals have been granted by a government U-turn throughout this summer, there are many many more families that don’t meet the strict criteria, the just-about-managing families who will continue to struggle day by day especially with the knock on effect of Coronavirus.


Last Thursday Planet Food at Southlands produced 30+ pack ups with home made chicken or cheese pizza, pears and chocolate bar In each using 100% waste food that would’ve gone to landfill.




This Thursday we have lots of yummy vegan sausage rolls we will freshly cook for children too.


Bell Farm Social Hall gave out 120 of their pack-ups in just 2 days to their community of families!


York Food Justice Alliance quickly put together a colouring competition to go in the pack ups and many locations around York are talking part in Radio York’s school uniform swap so people can also bring or collect second-hand uniforms for free too.


None of this could be achieved without the willing and hard working help of scores of volunteers each week.


Planet Food has also welcomed 4 work experience students from Millthorpe School.


I’m very pleased to be providing Food Safety courses for them, not to mention impressed with their enthusiasm!


Planet Food is at Southlands Church, Bishopthorpe Road every Thursday between 11am and 2pm

Check out their Facebook page.


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