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Donations arrive for Carecent's York Harvest charity campaign
11:15am Saturday 31st August 2013 in News
DONATIONS have begun arriving for a new campaign to help provide breakfast for homeless and disadvantaged people in York.
York Harvest has been launched to help ensure Carecent in St Saviourgate receives enough food to last it through the next 12 months.
The charity provides breakfasts six days a week, 52 weeks a year, but relies heavily on harvest festival donations from schools and churches and has struggled to meet rising demand in recent years.
The Press and City of York Council have teamed up with the charity to run York Harvest throughout September, inviting people to donate non-perishable food.
Donations can be brought to The Press office in Walmgate, the council headquarters in Station Rise or the council Eco Depot in Hazel Court.
The charity has specific needs as it provides breakfasts, but not other meals.
It asks for: tinned meat that can be served cold (such as ham, spam, corned beef and hot-dog sausages); baked beans, tinned spaghetti; sugar; long-life fruit juice; tinned fruit; cereals, but not porridge.
It can also use socks, hats, gloves, jeans, and roll-on deodorant.
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