Use the Live Well York directories to discover hundreds of free or low cost groups and activities happening across York.
For free or affordable food and support have a look at Community Food Projects.
You might think that buying healthy food will be hard on your wallet, but, with a little creativity, eating healthy food doesn’t have to be expensive. Money Helper has ideas you can use to help you eat a healthy diet and reduce your food bill.
Get the family involved and make tasty, healthy meals with recipes from NHS: Better Health.
Household Support Fund
The Household Support Fund provides grants to people in York who are struggling to pay their food bills. Check if you are eligible.
Low-cost or free meals and, or groceries
Look no further than the welcoming food clubs in your area. Many community groups across York work with FareShare and other providers to offer Pay As You Feel cafes and other food support.
For details of regular cafes, drop-ins, food banks and other food projects, search Live Well York 'Food and Drink', the growing list of entries under 'Community Food Help', or visit the council's help with food page.
Get help to buy food and milk - Healthy Start
If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk.
If you’re eligible, you’ll be sent a Healthy Start card with money on it that you can use in some UK shops. This card will be automatically topped up every 4 weeks with your payment.
To find out if you are eligible and to apply visit the Healthy Start website.
Free School Meals
You may be entitled to apply for free school meals for your children if you receive income-related benefits. Check if you are eligible
Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme
The sessions are currently running during school holidays. They include a variety of fun activities, including sports, music, arts and other exciting opportunities to learn and develop skills, alongside a nutritious meal each day. More information about HAF.