Community is not something we’re short of in York. I often characterise the city as being small enough to be usable and easy to navigate, but just big enough to have plenty going on to keep one busy. Now a new venture is borne of a community project that’s been organically growing over the last year or so.
What started as a conversation on a Facebook group for York parents has grown into a weekly pop-up cafe that operates on a “pay as you feel” basis and has serviced around 700 adult customers in its first six months, along with 800 children. York Nurturing Community aims to function as a safe and inclusive community hub that’s able to accommodate a range of groups and events through its weekly pop-ups in the Derwenthorpe eco-estate.
With the success of those pop-ups, the ambition has grown and YNC are now ready to step things up to a permanent venue and really get stuck into operating on a wider basis, intercepting surplus food from supermarkets and supporting the “pay as you feel” element with a wider fixed price offering. The guys have identified a suitable venue in an up and coming development in the city centre and have now entered the crowd funding element of the venture. You can read more about the crowd funding for this productive and well thought through project here (and donate of course!).