Important information regarding Harvest 2016
As you may be aware, there is a lot of pressure being put on the food industry when it comes to food wastage. One of the ways some of the food providers are combating their surplus is to donate it to worthwhile causes across the country. New Hope is fortunate to be the recipient of fresh produce from a few places who are responding in this way. This means that we have regular donations of fresh meat and vegetables which allow us to offer our service users varied and nutritious meals. This development has meant that we no longer rely so heavily on the non-perishable items, which we usually receive at Harvest, as we have done in the past.
To this end, we are having to adapt to this changing landscape and will not, therefore, be running our Harvest campaign at the same scale as we have done previously.
Unless you have been contacted by us and notified otherwise, we will not be able to take a Harvest collection from you this year.
Please be assured that this is not a decision that has been made lightly. We have carefully calculated how much we can justifiably receive at Harvest without risk of wasting food.
Please accept our apologies for an inconvenience this news may cause but we hope you understand that we do not feel it is right to take in more than we need.
We are hugely grateful to the local community for supporting us so generously at Harvest over the years. We would not have been able to do the breadth and depth of what we do without the significant savings made through the donated food we have received.
If you would still like to support us, we would be grateful of financial support to help us buy some of the fresh items we don't receive regularly but really need, such as, milk and cheese. Last year, one school raised £500 for New Hope at Harvest through fundraising activities.
We understand that you may not be able to help New Hope in this way but if this is the case we would urge you to find another charity to support. Please do remember to contact them in advance to see if they are able to take your donation.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have so please feel free to get in touch on 01923 227 132 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget about New Hope's version of the Harvest Samba which we made to be a resource for schools during the harvest season!