YorkMix launches Tonne of Tins appeal on this January to help to tackle food poverty across York & North Yorkshire this winter.
We need your help to add an extra tin or two into your weekly food shop, to donate to the appeal. The aim is to collect as many tonnes of as possible of tinned goods to help foodbanks in our local communities.
Between 2020 and 2021, the pandemic put a huge amount of pressure on food banks across the country. The Trussell Trust reported that over 2.5 million people in the UK used a food bank and over 600,000 more people used the service than the previous year.
With the cost of living on the rise, those who currently live on the poverty line and regularly access food banks are set to feel the financial hit, harder than before, and now it’s more important than ever that food banks are kept stocked for the people that need them.
Thanks to our Tonne of Tins supporters Yorkshire Profiles.
How can I donate to Tonnes of Tins?
It’s easy! You’ll find our Donation Stations in these locations:
Asda Monks Cross
York Designer Outlet
Taylors of Acomb
St Michael’s Church Malton Marketplace
Marriott Hotel York
The Sidings Shipton by Benningborough
Mill Cottage Pet Crematorium – Windmill Lane York
Better Leisure Centre York
Tadcaster Primary Academy
St Lawrence’s CE Primary School
Hole in Wand Coppergate
Simply pop your cans in, and we’ll do the rest. Your donations will be dropped off at registered foodbanks across York & North Yorkshire (list below), to support families in our area.
Register here if you want to set up your own collection point in your business, organisation, community group or school and we will send you a poster that you can print and put up at your Donation Station.
Tonnes of tins collection point
What kind of Tins do the Foodbanks really need at the moment?
- Tinned Meats
- Tinned Pies
- Tinned Potatoes
- Tinned Vegetables
- Tinned Fish
- Tinned Tomatoes
- Tinned Pasta in Sauce
- Tinned Fruits
- Tinned Rice Pudding
- Tinned Custard
- Tinned Dog & Cat Food
Who will benefit from your donation?
We have selected Food banks in York & North Yorkshire area for all donations to be split & allocated to.
York Foodbank (The Trussell Trust)
Selby & District Foodbank (The Trussell Trust)
Ryedale Community Foodbank
The Ukrainian Clothes & Food Bank, York
Your Café Wednesday Food Hub Tang Hall Community Centre
How else can I get involved?
We’d love for you to help us by doing a tin collection in your family, community group, school, or business. Just make sure that you deliver your tin collection to one of our drop off points by the cut of date which is Sunday 26th of February 2023.