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Harvest Festival

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 Sunday 2nd October 2022

 8:30am and 10am

We will be celebrating Harvest Festival on Sunday 2nd October 2022 at our 8:30am and 10am services. There will be a bring and share lunch after the 10am service to which everyone is warmly invited.

Harvest donations will be split between The Bay Foodbank in North Shields and Walking With in Wallsend this year.

Donations can be brought and offered during the service. There will also be a box outside Church on Sunday morning to drop items off.

Harvest wish lists

The Bay Foodbank and Walking With have put together wish lists of the items they are running low on or use most often that would help them most this Harvest.

The Bay Foodbank list
In addition to the list below, The Bay Foodbank are currently in urgent need of:

Hot dogs
Tinned curry, stew, chilli
Tinned or packet potato
Cooking sauce
Microwave rice
Pot noodles, Cup a soup
Snacks (Crisps etc)

Tinned fruit
Tinned or packet custard
Rice Pudding

Tinned Meat (Spam etc)
Tinned Pies
Tinned Vegetables (Sweetcorn, Peas etc)
Tinned Pasta (Spaghetti Hoops, Macaroni etc)
Tinned Fish (Tuna etc)
Baby Food (Tins, Jars or Packets)
Savoury Snacks (Crisps etc)

Sweet snacks e.g. Chocolate, Biscuits, etc.

Tea Bags, Coffee, Long Life Milk

Shower Gel, Soap Bars etc

Walking With list

Toiletries, Washing powder, Coffee, Sugar, Tinned fruit and veg are items that Walking With need most often.

Cooking Ingredients (tinned/packets)
Potatoes, Peas, Carrots, Kidney beans, Chickpeas, Tinned tomatoes, Sweetcorn, Pulses, Pasta, Spaghetti, Noodles, Tuna, Sardines, Basmati rice, Long grain rice, Microwave rice, Cooking sauces (Dolmio etc), Tinned fruit, Baked beans, Soup, Oil, Flour

Biscuits, Chocolates, Rice pudding, Custard, Jam

Teabags, Coffee, Sugar, Long life milk

Sanitary towels and tampons, Shampoo, Shower gel, Toothpaste, Toilet rolls, Nappies

Household items
Washing up liquid, Soap powder

About the charities

The Bay Foodbank began in February 2012 with the sincere hope that they would be helping to meet a short-term need in the local community. Sadly, over 10 years later, they are serving greater numbers of people each year. Their aim is to provide food in an emergency to individuals, couples and families who find themselves in financial crisis.  A typical day can see them deliver anywhere from 30 to 50 emergency food parcels, with 8,000 delivered in 2021. In November 2021 they delivered their 40,000th food parcel.

Walking With support and relieve hardship amongst those seeking asylum in the United Kingdom, or who are refugees, residing in North Tyneside and the surrounding area. They provide social inclusion for refugees and asylum seekers who are socially excluded on the grounds of their social and economic position, by providing education and training in the English language; social and recreational facilities and events to help them integrate into the local community.