Michelle spoke to Lisa Whymark who runs The Daily Bread Café at St Peters Church in Hutton.
The Daily Bread cafe and Food Ministry was set up last year by a group of volunteers after taking on food donations from M&S and other supermarkets in order to distribute those items to people in need and to combat food wastage.
We are not a food bank so we do not ask for proof of peoples circumstances, nor do we judge by appearances or first impressions. We operate on a system of trust and we know our regular customers well, and we hope that our relationships with them prevent abuse of the service that we provide.
We are seeing an increase in the number of people finding themselves at crisis point and needing food and other items urgently. We want to be fair to everyone, so depending on the amount of food that we have been donated (and this varies a great deal), we may at times have to limit the amount of food that we give out to ensure that it goes to those most in need.
The food ministry and Daily Bread cafe runs on donations and volunteers, either of which could change at any moment in time, so we cannot be relied upon for a weekly supply of food indefinitely. We kindly ask that people only take donations when needed and only if you can use them, as our mission is as much about reducing landfill as it is helping those who are struggling.
Our team will always act with respect, and without judgement of everyone we come into contact with. We kindly ask that you treat each other and our volunteers in the same manner.
God bless x