Highland Foodbank Harvest Appeal: a message from Lorna
Highland Foodbank – Harvest Appeal 2021
This past year has been an interesting one for Foodbanks. The government gave a lifeline of £20 per week to people claiming Universal Credit, and for many this was enough to keep their heads above water, and able to afford food. This extra payment is due to end by October this year, so we anticipate an increase in the number of people being referred to Foodbanks after this. The majority of people referred to Foodbank in the past year was due to low income, and often this was people in work.
Harvest is a time when we remember God’s goodness to us, and also reflect on our responsibility to express his love to those in our community and in our world who are in need. So it’s not surprising that Harvest Thanksgiving has, over the years, become a significant time when members of local churches give to Foodbank, helping to replenish our stocks.
At the moment we’re well stocked for pasta, soup and beans of any description, so we don’t require donations of these items. We are always low on supermarket carrier bags, and would appreciate it if people in your church could keep any they won’t be using for us.
Donations can be dropped at the Foodbank warehouse at 1 Glebe Street, Inverness IV1 1RF between 10am and 3pm week days or if you can take donations along to church on Sunday morning we will ensure that they are delivered to the Foodbank.
Thank you, Lorna