Harvest Festival

Help food banks support people facing hardship this harvest.

Harvest is traditionally a time of year when local communities held a festival of thanksgiving, celebrating the harvest and food grown on the land.  More recently it is a time when schools, churches and other community groups come together with generous hearts to donate food and other essential items to people facing hunger and poverty in their local community.

We need your support this harvest

As we approach this autumn, many people and families are worrying about the increasing pressure of the cost of living crisis. This, alongside rising energy bills, is pushing more people through the doors of food banks and we expect the number of people needing support to continue to increase.

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That’s why this year it is even more vital that we come together at harvest to donate food and other items to local food banks, but also to really think about the situations that are taking place in our communities and how we can all help. Join with the Trussell Trust to have your very own harvest festival, with a food collection to support our network of food banks, as well as call for change so that everyone can afford life’s essentials.

This harvest help us support our communities and provide emergency food and practical advice to people struggling to afford the essentials in life.

How can I get involved?

Harvest Festival

We would love you to hold a Trussell Trust Harvest Festival in your church or school, or adapt your scheduled service to include some of our messaging and activities. We also ask that you use this opportunity to have a food collection for your local food bank.

Harvest Supper

Use our harvest supper guide to bring together members of your community and church to share food and fellowship as well as raising funds for the Trussell Trust. This free how-to guide will help you host the event and includes conversation starters, as well as editable posters and invitations.

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Sign up below to receive resources to support your event, including service guides, sermon/talk notes, a harvest video and youth activities. You will also find posters to advertise your service and a selection of prayers for the harvest season as well as pledge cards for all attending to complete and pledge support this harvest.

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Other ways you can support the Trussell Trust this harvest:

Make a food donation to your local food banks.

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Support our work, make a financial donation.

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Ask your MP for a stronger social security system.

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Pray for food banks and the work of the Trussell Trust.

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