Does your church allow food or drink in the sanctuary room at any time? During the morning worship service? At times other than the worship service? During SS or small group classes? Overnight events for teens or children?
Our church meets in a converted office building, and it is not our permanent home (we are renting). The issue has surfaced because a SS class that meets on Wed night would like to have snacks in their class and they meet in that room.
We recently attended a district missions service at the Valparaiso church and they served spaghetti on a Sunday night in their sanctuary, which caught some people by surprise. I'm sympathetic to both sides, but my mind ultimately goes to space utilization vs. making the room a shrine that can only be used in certain ways on certain days.
I know this can be divisive, but I'm seeking some wisdom here.