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Harvest Festival Donations For Local Food Bank

The Epsom College community donated more than two tonnes of food during this year’s Harvest Festival.

We celebrated the annual Harvest Festival last week by supporting the Epsom and Ewell Food Bank. It was an exceptionally generous and successful year, with all Houses and the Lower School donating a huge number of goods for the food bank – equating to over two tonnes!

A portion of the donations were put on display in the Chapel ahead of the Harvest Festival services, where the founder of the food bank, Jonathan Lees, shared many moving stories to the congregation from the past ten years of the food bank, and how the food collected helps in many ways that we can’t predict.

The College Charity Reps (pictured above) organised the donation drive and generously gave their time to load some of the goods into the Food Bank vans.

Jonathan Lees, founder of the Epsom and Ewell Food Bank, said:

“It was an honour to speak about the work of the Food Bank at the two Harvest Festival chapel services at Epsom College last week. Sadly, the needs of the food banks are growing and the College’s amazing donation of two tonnes of food will make a massive difference to helping us as we support local people at this tough time. The College donated an amazing amount and we loved the baked bean display! Thank you to everyone at Epsom College.”