Thank you to everyone who has donated food and other items as part of this year's Harvest Festival.
Local schools, churches and other community groups have been getting 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 over 200 HARP residents - which means we use a whole lot of food! The food collected at Harvest can help us provide hot nutritious meals throughout the following year.
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.”
Here are some photos from some of the schools and organisations who have collected for HARP this Autumn.
If you have been collecting for HARP this Harvest season, you can send us your photos to be featured in the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org (please ensure you have permission from those pictured and/or their parents guardians if relevant).