This year we will be supporting those less fortunate than ourselves by donating to two causes.
Lincoln Larder was one of the first food banks to open in Lincoln. Its purpose is simple: to provide basic food for people in crisis. The food they provide needs to be quick and easy to prepare – ordinary things like tinned fruit, rice pudding, tinned meats, UHT milk, breakfast cereals. People can’t just turn up at the door. Everyone needs a voucher, provided by a variety of local agencies (such as Age UK, the YMCA, Benefits Advice, Children’s Services or Health Visitors) who refer them to the Larder. They provide 3 days’ worth of food for each person included on the voucher. You’re invited to bring a donation of food for the Lincoln Larder to the Harvest Songs of Praise. Or if you can’t make it to the service, you could always leave your donation in church.
The collection at the service will once again go to WaterAid. WaterAid has teams in 35 countries, changing millions of lives every year with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. We take these things for granted, but 1 in 3 people on the planet don't have a decent toilet. 1 in 10 don't have clean water. Almost 1 in 3 schools don't have clean water. Diarrhoea caused by dirty water and poor toilets kills a child under 5 every 2 minutes.