It’s harvest season.
Myself, volunteers and colleagues are out in the community this month. Talking in schools, Churches and community groups about the importance of giving; Sharing, Caring and making sure people less fortunate than ourselves are provided for. Often the foodbank is praised for its great work in the community, I have been thanked several times this week by school leaders for the work we do to make sure their student do not go to bed hungry. It’s not me that deserves the thanks, its you, our supporters.
The work we do is truly a community effort – which fits in well with my motto for 2023. Together We Can…
Together We Can… Make sure no-one goes with out food or essentials.
Together We Can… Work towards a future where no one needs to visit a foodbank.
Together We Can… Advocate for change.
Harvest is a pivotal moment in the the foodbank calendar. It often comes when our warehouse stocks are at their lowest point at a time when our demand starts to increase in the run up to winter. Heating goes on so do the jumpers… bills go up and people start to make that tough decision on skipping meals or pay the bills.
If you are able to join in with our Harvest Appeal, please see the attached resource and share within you friends and family. Maybe your work setting or community group would like to get involved. Girl guiding or Scout group, to work towards charity & Community badges.
Donations can be directly to our foodbank Warehouse, unit 6b Ashfield Trading Estate, SP2 7HL Between the hours of 10am – 3pm. Monday to Friday. Alternative arrangements can be made by contacted us on 01722 580 173.
Below is resource you can use to help promote our foodbank Harvest drive in your community:
The Trussell Trust has created bespoke resource for Churches and faith groups – this can be adapted in many settings.
If you have any queries, please contact us on 01722 580 173 or email: [email protected]
Kind regards, Maria