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Care volunteers cook for the Knaresborough community at Resurrected Bites cafe

Harrogate care organisation Harrogate Neighbours has been lending a hand in the kitchen at a community cafe in Knaresborough.

A Harrogate care organisation has been lending a hand in the kitchen at a community cafe in Knaresborough. Harrogate Neighbours have teamed up with charity Resurrected Bites to help out at its cafe at the Methodist Church on Gracious Street. Stephen Wilkins, Chef and Hospitality Manager at Harrogate Neighbours, took on the role of Head Chef for over 70 customers. All the ingredients were donated from local supermarkets, with meals including slow-cooked chicken with roast potatoes, beef lasagna and a vegan alternative - followed by strawberry cheesecake and assorted cakes. Stephen Wilkins, Head of Hospitality at Harrogate Neighbours, said:

"It’s great to be able to give something back to such a worthwhile organisation. I loved the challenge of preparing and cooking meals with such a tight turnaround. "We are a great community which is stronger together. Supporting each other, particularly in tough times is so important and we’re pleased we’re in a position to help."
[caption id="attachment_21505" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] Head Chef Stephen Wilkins from Harrogate Neighbours.[/caption] Michelle Hayes, Founder of Resurrected Bites said:
"It was wonderful having Stephen in the kitchen with us. Creating such a fantastic menu in such a short space of time based on the ingredients donated took some skill! "Our pay-as-you-feel concept means that everyone can enjoy a meal out. It brings people and families together at a time where loneliness and social isolation is at an all-time high. "We’re so grateful for the support from Harrogate Neighbours – not only have Stephen and other members of the team committed to volunteering on a regular basis, but they also donate £1 from every ‘Special Moments’ Afternoon Tea box sold, which we are so thankful for."
To help support Harrogate Neighbours through volunteering, donating, fundraising, sponsoring an event or to join the team, visit www.hnha.co.uk or call 01423 888777.  Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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