The Archbishop of York has praised church leaders in Durham for helping parents feed and clothe their children.
Dr John Sentamu was visiting a school in Sunderland where he is making a speech tonight about the role of the church in a time of severe cuts and in areas of deprivation.
You can watch the full report from Julia Barthram below.
The Archbishop of York John Sentamu has been tweeting about looking forward to spending the next couple of days in the North East.
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu has been visiting young people in the Diocese of Durham.
He has been accompanied by the Bishop of Jarrow for the two day trip which includes meeting primary school pupils and college students.