Food Bank use has soared and the right to food is at stake
We have recently linked up with York Human Rights City whose current focus is the right to housing. The next set of indicators will focus on ‘the right to a decent standard of living’ which includes ‘the right to food’! This news report from The Press explains why the group is keen to keen to use the breadth of knowledge and experience of all members of YFPA to progress the monitoring of these human rights. All agree we urgently need to highlight the growing issue of food poverty right here in York. Read the article.
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WELL DONE to our great friends Mary and Sydnie who were willing to tell their food-affordability stories on Radio York last week. Listen here from 1 hour 7 minutes. They give a heart-felt, interesting story of how they manage daily pressures of feeding young children enough healthy meals, having anything left to go out or provide activities for them and how hard it is to manage with special dietary needs.
Jo Millner from Chill in the Community CIC is on Jonathan Cowap’s BBC radio show this week, talking in response to the new Joseph Rowntree report about child and food poverty – 200,000 children across Yorkshire are being brought up experiencing poverty, yet they are in working-families!
YFPA teems up with Church Action on Poverty, Joseph Rowntree Foundation & Acomb residents – to get Universal Credit fixed!
Read the article in the York Press about their campaign day on a sunny Friday afternoon.
Our summer holiday breakfast and lunch clubs were visited by people from the radio and TV!
Here’s a video of the Red Tower Cafe on That’s York TV, July 2018.
Here’s an interview on YO1 Radio with Caroline from Tesco, talking about her role in the community.
We also welcomed Jonathan Cowap from the BBC who spent time enjoying lunches and chatting to families at the different ‘Holiday Hunger’ clubs around the city. (The re-play of his radio programme is no longer available.)
Here’s local Councillors Denise Craghill and Lars Kramm making speeches to City of York Council to fix food poverty actions into local policy.
Here’s Maddy Power (chair of YFPA)’s letter in the York Press introducing the YFPA campaign, May 2018.