Past: Harvest, Autumn 2016

Past: Harvest, Autumn 2016

It’s that time of year again; the harvest season has arrived and we are hoping for lot’s of charitable donations from anyone and everyone who would like to get involved.  We would like to thank all those who generously donated last year with a special thank you going out to the over 25 churches and schools that helped make last year’s harvest so successful.


Foods needed:


Canned food

1.) tinned fruit and veg 2.) tinned ready meals such as chilli and macaroni cheese 3.) tinned meats and fish which are rich in protein and great for cooking



4.) high energy cereal bars and biscuits

5.) Savoury snacks such as crisps and olives


6.) Rice


8.) shampoo and conditioner, toothbrushes and toothpaste


7.) coffee and tea

7.) coffee



9.) packs of tissues, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, tissues and wet wipes


10.) hand soap and shower gel

10.) hand soap, shower gel, anti-bacterial gel


Please bear in mind that tins with ring pulls are especially useful, as they are easily openable without a tin-opener.

Some Harvest donations at SPEAR reception for clients who visit the hub

Some Harvest donations at SPEAR reception for clients who visit the hub

Some of the foods donations will be put to use in cookery classes in hostels led by a professional chef.


We raised over £200 by receiving donated tins with £1 and £2 coins stuck on them. We have great gratitude towards those of you who helped us in this way, as we can use this to concentrate on other areas in getting us closer to reaching our goal.

We have a very small team of volunteer drivers who pick up donations and bring them to the hub, however we are looking to expand this team and appreciate anyone’s ability to bring their own donations to us.
If your church or school would like to get involved with SPEAR please get in touch with us so we can organise a speaker to come into your institution for you.

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