Local pupils in the Hallam Diocese have raised over £300 by making soup to help communities across the world grow enough food this Harvest.
St Marie’s in Fulwood shared a simple soup lunch and St. Catherine’s in Firshill held a soup making day to Brighten Up the lives of children and young people across the world, as part of CAFOD’s Harvest fundraising campaign.
“In addition to helping our friends universally, we are collecting tins of soup to donate to the grace food bank in Sheffield,” said Bernadette Twomey, RE coordinator at St. Marie’s.
CAFOD are working with communities in the South American country of Bolivia, where in the Altiplano region, nearly 60% of the rural population are living below the poverty line. Unpredictable rains and frequent hailstorms are destroying the crops which the communities rely on.
Our partners are working to provide greenhouses to protect crops and train communities with new farming techniques to help them grow enough crops to feed their families. The two schools’ fundraising will enable CAFOD’s partners to continue working with communities like those in Bolivia.
CAFOD’s representative in Sheffield, Anne Prior, said:
“Harvest fast days are a great way of bringing people together and raising an incredible amount of money to help others, so we’d like to say a huge thanks to the pupils at St Marie’s and St. Catherine’s for their generosity.
“Harvest is traditionally a time of abundance, where communities come together and share food. In this time of abundance, it is important that we remember those who are without food and join together, putting our faith into action to help create a fairer world.”