The Bishop of Warrington urges schools to use Harvest festival to donate to foodbanks

Church of England schools across the Diocese of Liverpool are being encouraged to collect food for their local Foodbank this harvest time.

Food poverty has become an increasingly prevalent problem for society and the need to continue to supply our Foodbanks with much need supplies. Harvest is the traditional church celebration of farm produce and our connection with food, making the link a clear one.

That’s why The Bishop of Warrington has been keen to encourage as many Church of England schools in our diocese to remember their local Foodbank as they celebrate this year.

The Bishop of Warrington Rt Revd Richard Blackburn said “As we prepare to celebrate another Harvest, we pray for those in our own communities whose need for food remains critical. That is why I am encouraging schools to think of giving some of the food they collect for Harvest Thanksgiving to their local Foodbank. Demand on their resources remains at a very high level and many frequently run out of supplies.”

It would be great to know how our church schools have responded to this. Please send any storys and photos of how you celebrated Harvest to stuart.haynes@liverpool.anglican.org