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Harvest Festival gifts for local charities

posted 6 Oct 2015, 07:24 by John Goldring   [ updated 6 Oct 2015, 07:25 ]

Our Harvest Festival this year is on Sunday 11 October at 10.30am when our two congregations meet together for shared worship. Everyone is invited to bring along harvest gifts of non perishable goods for local charities to provide support to vulnerable people. This year the gifts will go to:

Harvest Community Food Bank

The Harvest Community Food Bank is a community initiative which has been helping local people in need since 2011. Its aim is to assist and promote the well being of vulnerable families and individuals within the local community of Wolverhampton by meeting their most basic need of food provision.

The food bank is open every Friday, between 3.30 pm and 5.00 pm at New Testament Churchurch of God Harvest Temple, 173 Wednesfield Road, Wolverhampton WV10 0EN.

Good Shepherd Ministry

This ministry is run by the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd in Darlington Street, Wolverhampton. Their mission is to 'provide a compassionate, supportive and caring service to assist the poor, homeless and socially isolated men, women and children of our community' with the Good Shepherd as their model. They report record numbers of recipients in recent months, and in July provided food for 7765 people. As well as food they provide meals, clothing and other essentials, and gifts from ourselves and others are very important to them.

The ministry operates four days a week in the city centre at Good Shepherd Ministry, The Methodist Centre, 24 School Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 4LF.

Essential items needed include: baby food/milk, baked beans, biscuits/cakes, canned soup, canned puddings/fruit, cereal, fruit juice/squash, instant mash/canned potatoes, jam, noodles, pasta/sauce, rice, tea, coffee, sugar, canned meat/fish, canned vegetables, UHT milk.