reach out to as many people as we could.
In a really small room, volunteers at The Hope Centre have created something really special a much needed Food Bank.
Roberta Krzyzanek, 74, has been volunteering at the Food Bank since the service was set up earlier this year.
food and a helping hand as centre restores hope to lives of people in need
Huge lists are printed on the wall to give volunteers an idea of what food to pack, depending on the size of the family who need it.
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happy family now. We have a joke and we have some fun."
An office at the front of the building has been transformed into a store cupboard and it is packed with provisions. Packets of pasta, tins of soup and fruit, cereal, jars of curry and toiletries are neatly stacked on the shelves.
"It's helpful to have a meal cooked for me, too. I always sit at the same table, with the same people. We're good friends now. We share a laugh and a joke. It's marvellous."
"We talked about what events and services we should offer and it took us some time to work out what would be best for people in Derby.
"We come on the bus," said 69 year old Brian, who retired from his job at Birds, the bakery, four years ago.
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Siblings Brian and Eileen Morris travel from their home in West Hallam to the Happy Days lunch club.
Upstairs, there are several newly painted offices and areas where other activities and services take place.
Jean has worked with adults with learning disabilities and hopes to get back into employment. In the meantime, she fills her days with activities like this one.
It provides emergency food parcels for people who have financial problems or are in between benefit payments.
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"One of the first ideas was to run a lunch club and we are delighted with how it's going. It is our biggest dream to reach out to people and help them.
The pair, who live together, never miss the opportunity to have a hot meal cooked for them.
Eileen agrees with her brother. The 73 year old tries never to miss a week.
"Anyway, I like it. Eileen does too. She's my older sister and she likes to come to Derby for the Happy Days club."
She always drops down to the cafe to make sure everything runs smooth. Sometimes she has her lunch with members of the Happy Days club.
feeling lonely and vulnerable at home.
"I'm only just over 50," she laughed. "But I'm still allowed to come. It's great actually. I'm off work at the moment, so this really helps to brighten up my day. I can chat to everyone and it stop me from feeling fed up at home."
"Primarily, people come to us for their lunch but they love the social side of things too. They come for a chat and a laugh and it's just the most lovely day.
Sarah John is thrilled with the turnout.
"That's why we offer so many different services here, under one roof."
Jean Adamson, 52, of Chaddesden, is another happy customer at the Happy Days club.
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