Harvest Festival Assembly
13 October 2017, 9.15am – 10.00am
We would like to invite you to our Harvest Festival on Friday, 13th October at 9.15am. We are asking children to bring a donation of food which we will pass on to Bolton’s Urban Outreach’s Winter Watch and Storehouse Foodbank projects. Donations need to be food which does not easily or quickly perish, cleaning equipment or toiletries. Please see the list on the reverse of this letter as a guide. We would be most grateful if you could send donations into school on Thursday, 12th October.
The Winter Watch and Storehouse Foodbank projects help the less fortunate people of our town, by providing food parcels and serving meals. Urban Outreach is currently feeding around 150 households a week centrally, and at more localised Foodbanks (known as Pantries) in certain areas of Bolton. This year’s Winter Watch has been a huge success, with almost 300 different individuals being fed 2,500 meals over 36 nights! This has only been possible with the amazing 14 tonnes of food they received at last years’ Harvest time and the generous donations that come in throughout the year.
People who use the foodbanks, Winter Watch Café or have received food parcels in the past say, ’please pass on our heartfelt thanks for the food, it really is our lifeline’.
We look forward to seeing you!