A soup kitchen in Beverley is helping the homeless and offering free meals to those in need.
Beverley Against Poverty was set up in a bid to combat deprivation in the town in January 2012.
The kitchen has been open on Wednesday lunchtimes at St Nicholas Community Centre in Holme Church Lane.
Jean Richardson, who volunteers with the scheme said: “It has been hit and miss.
“It was aimed at homeless people but we usually only get two or three. I think they like to keep themselves to themselves.”
Jean used to volunteer at the luncheon club at the Samman Road Centre until it was closed by East Riding Council.
Now elderly people who do not go out much do not have a place to go.
Mrs Richardson said: “Now, the community centre in Holme Church Lane will be used as a centre for the elderly or anybody who feels the need for a chat.”
The community centre is being run with the Cherry Tree Community Association.
Secretary for the Association, Jim Sharp, said: “I know the group of ladies who used to volunteer at the luncheon club are keen to help out.
“As well as extending the community lunches to the elderly, perhaps they could to youngsters who have left home for one reason or another.
“We’ve been in contact with the Youth Service at East Riding Council and they tell us there are plenty of young people struggling.”
The lunches at the St Nicholas Community Centre are available every Wednesday from 11.30am to 2pm.
Visit www.stnicholaschurchbeverley.co.uk for more information about clubs and events at the church’s community centre.