School teams up with St Andrew’s Church for bumper harvest collection
Pupils and staff from school donated over 650 items of food for this year’s Harvest collection. Pupils teamed up with St Andrew’s Church, based in the heart of Walthamstow, to make this year’s harvest collection one of the best.
The Harvest festival is an important event within the Christian faith calendar, which aims to help those who are less fortunate and provide families struggling to make ends meet with necessities including food and toiletries. St Andrew’s Church is working with two local charities to distribute the items collected into the local community, Eat or Heat and Christian Kitchen. Eat or Heat is a food bank providing essential food and toiletry parcels to families in in Walthamstow and Christian Kitchen feeds between 50-70 homeless people in Walthamstow every evening.
A group of pupils from Eden Girls’ School, Waltham Forest visited St Andrew’s Church on Friday 4th October to deliver the donated items and to create a display for the Harvest service, which took place on Sunday 6th October.
Reverend Stella Olukanmi said: “I just want to say a very big thank you to all the pupils, families and staff from Eden Girls’ School, Waltham Forest for such a generous harvest collection, it is much appreciated. Thank you for another bumper year of harvest donations! We were astounded to see the amount donated from the school. It is good to see that we can work together in our shared humanity to help those less fortunate than we are in such a fractured and uncertain world.”
The Harvest collection drive is just one of the annual charitable projects that pupils from Eden Girls’ School, Waltham Forest take part in, as part of the school’s wider civic and community outreach work.
Mr Is’Haaq Jasat, Civic and Community Leadership Coordinator at Eden Girls’ School, Waltham Forest, said; “I am extremely impressed with our pupils’ efforts towards the Harvest collection and their dedication. The school’s contributions were warmly received by the church. At Eden Girls’ School, Waltham Forest, we aim to teach our pupils the importance of helping those who are less fortunate than themselves.”
Added By: tetadmin | Date Added: 8th Oct 2019 | Posted In: Latest News