This year all harvest festivals will without a doubt differ from 2019 and any year before.
You may remember your church harvest festivals with fruit and vegetables being decoratively presented in baskets and at the chosen time in the meeting being gathering together for all to see in a display at the front.
The harvest service will be different for your church this year, but for many families their situation will be just the same, if not worse. Covid-19 has affected us all in many ways and for those who struggle to put food on the table for their family, the very things many of us take for granted day after day, the impact and result of coronavirus may have added more depravation to their situation.
So, if you are wondering what to do differently this year as you lead up to harvest 2020, why not consider blessing and resourcing your local Foodbank.
The Trussell Trust have prepared some Harvest resources, including for churches and for school assemblies with a faith basis. These will include guidance on how to collect food. In the meantime, you may find the church support pages on our website useful – https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-involved/church-support/.