Last week we celebrated Harvest and took a collection for Bicester foodbank. Harvest is a time for all of us to be thankful for God’s provision in our lives and particularly to thank God for our food. It is also a time to give.
In the UK today the Trussell Trust is the main provider of foodbanks. Set up in 2000, they now support 428 foodbanks providing food to those in crisis, including the Bicester foodbank. The reality of the amount of donations needed has been brought home to me since volunteering at Bicester Citizens Advice Bureau where we are able to give out foodbank vouchers. The demand for the vouchers is always high and even more so over the school holidays when children are not receiving school meals.