The North Yorkshire Emergency Food Provision Research Report 2013

'Food Poverty can be defined as the inability of individuals or households to obtain an adequate and nutritious diet, often because they cannot afford healthy food or there are a lack of shops in the area that are easy to reach.' The UK Food Standards Agency


During April - June 2013 Harrogate & Ripon CVS carried out a research study into the provision of emergency food around North Yorkshire.  

This research gathered information from the voluntary and community sector, housing associations, the public sector, faith organisations and organisations providing emergency food handouts. The follow up report looks at food poverty issues from a cross county level and aims to identifiy trends which can be seen in each of the 7 districts of North Yorkshire, namely Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby.

Please click the image below to download a copy of the North Yorkshire Emergency Food Provision Research Report:

Following on from this study Harrogate & Ripon CVS, together with the local CVS for each district, facilitated 7 meetings in 2013 to discuss food poverty and emergency food provision in each district of North Yorkshire. Meetings were open to voluntary and statutory organisations with an interest in emergency food provision. To find out more about the current situation in each district please use the following contacts below: 

Craven District - Contact Craven CVS on 01535 634588.

Richmondshire District - Contact John at Richmondshire CVS for further details on 01748 822537.

Harrogate District - Contact Rachel Kingdom at the Harrogate office on 01423 504074 for further details.   

Ryedale District - Contact CAVCA on 01723 362205.

Scarborough District - Contact CAVCA on 01723 362205.

Selby District - Please contact Jayne Souter at Selby AVS on 01757 291111. 

Hambleton District - Contact Nicky Smith at Northallerton VSA on 01609 780458. 

If you have any queries about this research please contact 
Rachel kingdom by emailing or phone on 01423 504074.