Resurrected Bites – Give As You Can Cafe in Harrogate which uses good quality food "waste" to serve up delicious, nutritious meals.

Welcome to Resurrected Bites

Resurrected Bites is a Harrogate and Knaresborough based community organisation aiming to reduce food waste, loneliness and food poverty. We formed as a response to an audit of perceived unmet needs in Harrogate called Minding the Gaps. READ HERE

We work with local businesses and suppliers to divert good quality food from landfill. Instead, we convert it into meals in our cafes, and provide it to families through our community groceries scheme.

Established in 2018, Resurrected Bites began life as a ‘pay-as-you-feel’ community café. By March 2020, we were running three weekly cafés across the district. As well as reducing food waste, our cafes provided opportunities for people to support our work and socialise at the same time.

When the Covid-19 pandemic began in March 2020, our cafes closed and instead we provided home deliveries of food supplies for vulnerable families and individuals in Harrogate, Knaresborough, Nidderdale, Boroughbridge, Ouseburn, Ripon and Bramhope. Since then, we have assisted 15,750 people with between three and seven days’ worth of food. We diverted three tonnes of food waste from landfill every week – equivalent to the weight of 300 large Christmas turkeys.

Since Autumn 2021, we have reopened our “Give As You Can” cafes. These are open to everyone so please pop in for a delicious meal and make a donation of what you feel the food is worth or what you can afford to help us cover our running costs. We also run a community groceries scheme with bases in Harrogate and Knaresborough which is solely for people in food poverty. Scroll down to find out more.

In March 2024, we gained charity status for the community groceries and the environmental aspects of our work (Charity Registration Number 1207333). The cafes will remain under the governance of the Community Interest Company (Company No. 12137481). The charity is the lead organisation where we will do most of our fundraising. If you are able to gift aid, that would help us greatly. The CIC will be a trading subsidiary of the charity and any surplus profits which are not required for the CIC’s activities and development will be donated to Resurrected Bites Charity, for the benefit of the community. We have 2 donation buttons so you can choose which organisation you would prefer to support. If you don’t mind which, our preference would be that you support the charity as that has the largest monthly deficit. Thank you for your support.

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How We Help

Did you know that 30% of the UK’s food goes to waste?

At the same time, many families are struggling to put food on the table. In the Harrogate district, research shows that one in five children are living in poverty – that means more than 5,700 children are growing up in a household that may not be able to afford enough to eat.

Resurrected Bites was founded to change this. We want to fill bellies not bins: to ensure good quality food does not go to waste, and to support individuals and families at the same time.

We intercept ingredients that were destined for landfill and use them to create delicious dishes in our cafés, sold on a ‘give as you can’ basis.

Alongside this, we have launched a new community groceries scheme, enabling people to access good quality food for themselves and their families at an affordable price.

Our work is possible thanks to the generosity of our customers, the dedication of our volunteers and the thoughtfulness of local businesses. Our suppliers include Fareshare, Wharfedale Fruit & Veg, Bradburys Cheese, Buzz Coffee, Nord Coffee House, Tacoporium, Heck! Food Ltd, Waitrose, M&S Simply Food, Morrison’s, Aldi, the Co-op, Sainsbury’s Local, Booths, Lidl, Tesco, Greggs, Bettys, Fodder, Roots & Fruits, Regal Fruiterers, KD Fruiterers, the Cold Bath Deli, The Kitchen, Baltzersen’s, COOK, Oatlands Mount Fisheries, Dales Dairy Grassington, TKMaxx, the Travelodge and local allotments. However, we need more food so if you have food surplus you could donate please email:

Give as You Can Cafes

Working in partnership with shops, cafés, supermarkets and Fareshare (, we use good quality ingredients to create delicious menus every week at our cafés in Harrogate and Knaresborough.

Our chefs design dishes of all kinds, from hearty breakfasts to lovely lunches and divine desserts. We serve them all in a welcoming environment (including disabled access at both venues). When it comes to the bill, we invite you to ‘give as you can’ – there are no fixed prices.

Alongside the café, we have a food and flower stall with all kinds of items that would otherwise have gone to waste. Again, we ask you to ‘give as you can’. Our give as you can cafes and shops are open to everyone. Please shop with us and donate what you feel is a reasonable amount or what you can afford.

Your contributions help to cover the £735 or more that it costs to run each café session. Any profit supports the running of our community groceries, providing affordable fresh food to people on a low income.

Want to join us at one of our cafés? There’s no need to book – just come along, find a seat and let us do the rest.

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Gracious Street Methodist Church
Knaresborough, HG5 8AN
Every Friday: 10am-2pm
Last orders at 1.30pm

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Killinghall Methodist Church
Ripon Road, Killinghall, HG3 2DG
Every Thursday: 10am-2pm
Last orders at 1.30pm

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Community Groceries

Our community groceries offer an affordable way for individuals and families to access good quality food. Not only does this help you to save money, it also means you’re helping the environment by stopping good quality food going to landfill.

Our food comes from supermarkets and other suppliers which might otherwise have to throw it away. Often, the food reaches us because of an over-supply that means there’s just too much to sell or because it is close to its ‘best before’ date. ‘Best before’ dates indicate when food is at its freshest, and are not the same as ‘use by’ dates, so the food is always completely safe to eat and often still just as good as the day it was made.

The community groceries are run through a subscription scheme and are for people who are in financial hardship. For a small annual fee, you can have access to the shop and pay a very low rate for whatever you buy. It costs just a fraction of a normal supermarket shop and it saves thousands of tonnes of food from going to landfill every week.

For more information about how it works and who can access our community groceries, click below.

How to become a member


New Park Community Hub
New Park Primary Academy
West St, Harrogate, HG1 3HF

Thursdays 9.30am-4.30pm
(last entrance at 4:15pm)

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Gracious St Methodist Church
Chapel St, Knaresborough, HG5 8AN

Open Fridays 8.00am-2.00pm
(last entrance at 1:45pm)

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Get Involved

Job Vacancies

We have a fantastic team, who get a lot of satisfaction from their work whilst having lots of fun too. Could you be the person we are looking for to join our team?

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Help to Cover Our Overheads

If you’d like to make a one-off or regular donation to help cover our overheads, you can do so by visiting our donation page. You can also set up a fundraising page from there.

Donate: Community Cafes

Donate: Groceries

Donate Surplus Food

We rely on the generosity of businesses and individuals who offer us their surplus food. No matter what is given to us, we can usually make use of it either in our cafés or through our community groceries. If you’d like to make a one-off or regular food donation, please get in touch.

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Meet The Team

Planning to visit our cafés or use our community groceries? Get to know us before you do by clicking the link below and finding out more about some of the people you might meet at Resurrected Bites.

Meet the team

Corporate Sponsorship

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Our cafes and community groceries simply couldn’t work without the help of our wonderful volunteers. We have more than 100 people who help us out with anything from collecting surplus food from supermarkets to serving in our weekly cafes – and we’re always keen to hear from anyone who would like to join the team.

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You can find our latest updates here, taken from our social media feeds and our YouTube channel. If you want to keep up to date with what’s happening at our cafés or with our community groceries, follow us via the links below…

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Contact Us

Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

Call: 01423 593937

Places offering further support

If you’re in need of help, the following organisations provide community support for their towns and surrounding villages:

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01423 813096 /

Ripon Community House
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01765 603631 /

Knaresborough Connectors
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07593 882340 /

Boroughbridge Community Care
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01423 324504 /

Nidderdale Plus
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01423 714953 /

The following organisations offer food supplies to vulnerable people or those on a low income:

Harrogate and Knaresborough Foodbanks
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Food Angels deliver hot meals to older people for a small charge.
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St Peter’s Church offers hot meals and food parcels every day.
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North Yorkshire County Council offers several forms of support, including supermarket vouchers. Call the Family Fund to apply on 01904 550030. The council also has an out-of-hours line for urgent needs: 01609 780780.
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Company Number: 12137481

Charity Number: 1207333