Horsforth Community Café is back – providing waste-free meals for the community after being closed for over a year due to Covid-19.
The café was founded in 2016 as part of The Real Junk Food Project – an organisation which aims to redistribute food which would otherwise be thrown away.
During the past year, the café was transformed by volunteers into a food bank to provide food parcels to vulnerable people in Horsforth.
Penny Pinn, head co-ordinator of Horsforth Community Café, said: “Although Horsforth is perceived as a very affluent area, there are pockets of food poverty.”
The food bank shut in June 2020 to allow for the re-opening of the café, but the volunteers have teamed up with an organisation in Kirkstall to create a subsidised shop for those previously reliant on food parcels.
Penny added: “Quite a few of the food parcel customers come to the café now.
“When we re-opened the café in September, all of the customers and volunteers were so pleased.”
The café is open every Monday from 10am to 2pm in St Margaret’s Parish Centre.