Tackling food waste; promoting community spirit

Saving that tasty produce!  

First, our volunteer team collects food from various suppliers around York who donate surplus food to yourcafe, rather than letting it go to waste.  Businesses include Tesco, M&S, Co-op and Costcutter.

Creative cooking

Next, our volunteer chefs get to work. Despite sometimes having an abundance of something pretty obscure, or perhaps not very much food that week, they always manage to rustle up something delicious.

Eating together

Our lovely serving team offer a variety of meals, catering to a wide range of tastes and diets. There are always vegetarian and vegan options available, as well as a selection of desserts. 

Open arms

We welcome everyone with open arms because everyone is an individual worthy of respect. There is space for children to play. There is the opportunity for them to try out different foods and tastes whilst also learning the importance of valuing food. Some of the yourcafe volunteers are also part of the amazing Community Base, a group supporting adults with special needs.

Zero waste

Once the cooking team have chosen food for the day’s meal, the remaining food is arranged in our food market so that customers can take it home to enjoy.  Donations are given on a pay-as-you-feel basis.