Harvest appeal 2018
This September sees the return of Harvest Festival and we are asking local schools, churches and other community groups to get involved in the fight to End Rough Sleeping by donating long-lasting food and drink to our services for local homeless people and HARP residents.
Last year, we helped over 1,000 people take steps towards overcoming homelessness, including up to 174 HARP residents - which means we use a whole lot of food! 2017's Harvest Appeal saw the generous public of Southend fill two whole shipping containers full of food, which has helped us to provide hot nutritious meals throughout the last 12 months.
Our catering services co-ordinator, Dean Massey, said: “Harvest is always a fantastic time of year for us at HARP. It's wonderful to see so many community groups coming together to help some of the most vulnerable people in our town."
“The donations mean that we can provide healthy meals to our services users, whilst also allowing us to forward plan our menus so we have as little waste as possible. Last year, we served over 60,000 meals across our services, meaning the food we get in at Harvest really does make a huge difference.”
See this year's poster opposite to find out how you can help local people overcome homelessness this Harvest Festival.
See this year's poster below to find out how you can help local people overcome homelessness this Harvest Festival.