This week Mrs Spindler has been speaking to all our students about our annual Harvest collection which this year will once again be for our local Food Bank. One of the points that she made was about the range of services that Genesis provide for the local community to help with social needs, housing and care. They have many specialists who are able to make such a difference to the people here in Bath, and we are able to enable them by stocking their warehouse with as much food as we can in time for the cold winter months. The co-ordinator of Bath’s Foodbank recently emailed me in anticipation of our collection:
“With the Harvest Festival season fast approaching we anticipate that our stock of food will shortly be replenished, but we would also be most grateful if you could encourage your members to donate small items on a regular basis, through the supermarket collection points. It’s unprecedented, but at the moment we are short of baked beans and soup, but really any item of food would be appreciated. Toiletries and hygiene products are in good order.
I realise that we are appealing once more to those who have been most generous, and who continue to be generous in their giving, but there seems no let-up in demand for help, with the possibility that things may get even more difficult in the uncertain days and months ahead.
Every gift is appreciated, no matter how small.
I thank you on behalf of Bath Foodbank, and those in need.
With kind Regards
Greville Mills (Bath Foodbank Churches’ Co-ordinator)
The Harvest collection is always one of our biggest fundraisers each year and we hope this year will be no different, as it becomes a vital cog in our 40 acts for 40 years campaign. Donations are now being collected in school for two weeks so we can truly encapsulate the words of Christ “I was hungry and you gave me to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me to drink…when you gave to the least of my brothers you gave to me” .
Bath Foodbank have asked us to prioritise these items if possible, they can be left with tutors or brought directly to the Chapel:
- Juice – longlife
- Sponge puddings
- Tinned Fruit
- Instant Mash
- Pasta Sauce (jars)
- Tinned Meat
- Rice Pudding
- Tinned Tomatoes
- Tinned Vegetables
- Baked Beans
Mr M Robinson