At their February speaker meeting, Soroptimist International of Harrogate and District enjoyed a presentation by the founder and CEO of Resurrected Bites, Michelle Hayes. Michelle talked about the two cafes and community grocery stores the charity has set up in Harrogate and Knaresborough since early 2018.
She explained how the Government lockdowns had affected their plans but how they had quickly adapted and between March 2020 and July 2021 they had delivered food and other essential items to the equivalent of 15,808 people in the Harrogate area.
Michelle told the meeting that their aims were to prevent food going to waste, to tackle food poverty, to tackle loneliness and isolation and to raise money for charities. The original ‘Pay as you feel’ café and store began at St. Mark’s Church, Harrogate, followed by a second one at Gracious Street Methodist Church, Knaresborough.