Sunday, 29 September 2013

Come Ye Thankful People, Come…


…and share God’s blessings with those who do not have enough.

As a small child, I remember that Harvest Festival usually involved lots of information about starving little children in Africa [and my grumpy discussions with my Mum over Sunday lunch about “well, why can’t you send them this cabbage to eat, I don’t want it!”]

I am saddened that in recent years, there have been so many genuinely hungry people in my own county that our harvest collection has involved amassing tinned goods to support the Foodbank just a few miles away.

foodbank network logo blue

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in…whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.


  1. It annoys me that the government are proud of the number of food banks opening. It's shameful that people have to resort to food banks in this day and age. That said, thank God for the people giving their time and energy to run them.

  2. Our Harvest today was a collection of tins for the local food bank. Memories of sheaves of corn and baskets of rosy apples.....

  3. It is dreadful to see the rising need for foodbanks, but I am heartened to see the churches rising to the challenge.


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