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7th September 2021

Harvest (September to the end of October) is one of the most important times of the year for Black Country Foodbank. It’s a good time to restock our shelves after the demands of the summer holidays. This year, in the wake of the Covid-19, these donations will be more important than ever.

We are thankful that many schools, churches, community groups and businesses donate vital food, toiletries and finances to help support food banks as we navigate new challenges and families manage increasing financial pressures.

The past year has been a real struggle for many families and the future looks just as problematic as benefits are about to be cut and furlough is reaching an end. The aftermath of the pandemic means that many families are in debt and are not sure where to turn. As we continue to help people get through these unexpected times, all the support is very much appreciated.

In 2020 we provided 440,000 meals with 110,000 being for children under the age of 14, with your support we can continue to provide for all those that need us.

Below are some free resources to help you organise a food collection that you may wish to download.

Also, there are some resources you may find useful for primary school assemblies and other classroom ideas

School Resources

Harvest 2021:  It’s a No-Money Day

It’s a no money day book questions










Shopping list 3 to a page


Harvest 2020

KS1 Harvest Covering Letter

Harvest Presentation

Learning Resource Harvest Foodbank Assembly KS1

Harvest Presentation Key Stage 2

Learning Resource Harvest Foodbank KS2 Assembly

True or False Cards

Design a Menu Activity

Foodbanks – Letter to Parents

True-or-False PP

Harvest Poster Schools 1

Harvest Poster Schools 2

Blank Poster 1