Harvest Gifts

‘All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above;
then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord, for all his love’

Harvest is an opportunity for us to remember that everything we have comes from God and to thank him for providing for us so abundantly. This year we will be supporting the Winchester Basics Bank through our harvest gifts. The Basics Bank and Nightshelter work together to support those who are in desperate need. Please bring your gifts to our churches for the harvest services or put them in the boxes which are at the back of each church.

To give you some ideas, here is the list from the Basic Bank’s website.

Currently the Basics Bank particularly needs:

  • Tinned spaghetti
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Fruit squash
  • Long life fruit juices

We do not need the following thanks:

  • Baked beans
  • Dried pasta
  • Cereal
  • Tea

Our Full Stock List

  • Marmite
  • Peanut butter
  • Instant coffee (small sizes)
  • Jam
  • Marmalade
  • Pasta sauces

Dry foods

  • Rice (long grain and basmati)
  • Instant mashed potato
  • Pot noodles
  • Semolina
  • Cereals (small box size)
  • Porridge
  • Teabags
  • Sugar
  • Cocoa
  • Biscuits


  • Stewed steak
  • Minced beef
  • Corned beef
  • Hot dogs
  • Meatballs
  • Chicken in white sauce
  • Chicken curry
  • Sausage casserole
  • Beans and sausages
  • Macaroni cheese
  • Ravioli
  • Spaghetti
  • Tuna/other fish
  • Potatoes
  • Sweetcorn
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Custard
  • Rice pudding
  • Fruit
  • Sponge puddings
  • Evaporated milk
  • Macaroni cheese


  • Custard
  • Milk

Extra items

  • Cartons of UHT milk (full-fat and semi-skimmed)
  • Fruit squash (1 litre size)
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Shower gel
  • Shampoo
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