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Harvest at the Birmingham City Mission Foodbank
Each autumn, the Birmingham City mission relies on the generous donations of food given at Harvest Festival services to its foodbank. The restrictions on congregational gatherings in 2020 have made it difficult for local churches to hold Harvest Services and collections, so BCM has set up a Harvest Appeal webpage to enable donations to be made.
Individuals and congregations who would like to give food in the usual way are invited to donate at https://www.give.net/bcm_harvest, safe in the knowledge that all funds given will be spent on the BCM foodbank, supporting people who are struggling to make ends meet.
Where Harvest Services are held, tins and packets of food are still very welcome. BCM appreciates every donation, each of which keeps shelves stocked, meals served and food parcels packed. Andy Morton, Assistant Manager at BCM’s Resource Centre, says, ‘With food banks, we’re helping people when they’re really down – that’s it in a nutshell. And all the people that provide this food, we’ve got to thank them because, at the end of the day, without it we can’t help anybody. So thank you, and bless you all.’