Last week more than 1000 students and teachers from All Saints School made a long human chain to pass much needed food to the SVP furniture store. Whilst the priorty of this wonderful organisation is providing furniture for anyone who is vulnerable, or coming out of homelessness in Sheffield, this was seen by the store as a fantastic chance to help these people a little bit more.
The food chain was supported by Bishop John Rawsthorne, together with volunteers from CAFOD. The young volunteers have been working in the school community, raising funds and awareness for the millions of people in the world who go to bed hungry every night, many of whom live amongst us.
At the end of the Summer CAFOD is asking local communities to ‘Make a Place at your Table’ by sharing awareness as well as the funds they raise with some of the poorest people in the world. This is to help make a long-term difference in the fight against global hunger. CAFOD says there is enough food to feed everyone but the way it is grown, sold and distributed means that some of the world’s poorest people do not get their fair share.
Angela Powell, Manager for CAFOD in Sheffield, said “At the end of the summer we will be celebrating the gifts of the land at Harvest time. This is a way of reminding ourselves about all the good things in our lives. However for many, particularly those living in the poorest parts of the world they simply can’t get enough food. We’re asking supporters to consider putting an extra pound aside after their weekly grocery shop and donate that money to CAFOD; that will give another family in a developing country the means to help feed themselves.
The ‘Make a Place at your Table’ fundraising initiative starts on 4th October and continues the hugely effective campaigning against some of the root causes of world hunger that parishes have been involved in over the past year, including around the G8 summit of world leaders in June.”