During the Autumn, our offices usually fill up with bags and bags of donated food and piles of home grown produce. We often receive valuable gifts of money which allow us to keep our Free Shop fully stocked all year round.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many schools and churches aren't able to do their regular Harvest collections and thanksgiving services. And again, due to the pandemic, we sadly aren't able to run our usual monthly Free Shop!
Instead, our client support team and housing manager have been working hard over the last 6 months to make regular monthly deliveries of toiletries, groceries and cleaning supplies throughout lockdown. It's been great to be able to deliver boxes of fresh fruit and veg as well as all the store cupboard staples!
Whether or not you're luckily enough to be in a place where face to face Harvest events and collections are taking place, you can still make a gift to us this Harvest season. We have a printable list here which contains all our regular requests for anyone who may be willing and able to buy items for us. If you're not able to donate food or toiletries directly, then you could always make a donation to our #HarvestGift fund. These gifts will be used to top up our food fund, which allows us to run our monthly free shop and our Covid-safe alternative regular food deliveries.