Helping out at Harrogate’s community café

28th March 2018

Last month one of our lodgers volunteered at Harrogate’s first ‘pay as you feel’ community café, Resurrected Bites.

The café, run by St Mark’s Church, first opened in January. It produces freshly cooked food entirely from produce donated by local businesses, which would otherwise go to waste. Customers pay as they feel they can and the proceeds go to local charities.

The whole enterprise is run by volunteers and Hasabo, who is being supported by SASH in Harrogate, got involved as part of our SASH Active programme, which offers our lodgers volunteering and development activities to help them on their way to independence.

Hasabo joined the other volunteers on Saturday morning to help set up the café area and then spent a very busy couple of hours  waiting on tables over the lunch period. On offer was an amazing range of cakes,  soups and sandwiches, as well as sausage, bean & pepper casserole, frittata and pasties!

At the end of the session Hasabo said: “It was great to volunteer – it was really good fun!” He is hoping to get further involved in the future and is currently completing the Level 2 Food safety and Hygiene course, funded by SASH, which he will need to help in the kitchen.

The café made the most money it had ever made since the opening day, a record £392.56!

If you would like to support SASH Active, either with volunteering opportunities or funding, please just call us on 01904 652043.