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Harvest Banbury provides fruits to those in need

14 October 2015
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Crates of fresh fruit have been donated to those in need in Banbury, thanks to a successful harvest festival style project funded by Sanctuary Housing and led by Banbury Community Action Group.

What is Harvest Banbury?

More than 500kgs of produce was donated to Harvest Banbury by the local community, Sanctuary Housing staff and Councillor John Donaldson.

A juicing evening held at The Hill Youth and Community Centre celebrated the end of the project, where some of the harvest was blitzed into healthy and colourful drinks for the community to take home.

OYAP’s Youth Action Team, based at The Hill, brought their creative flare to the event by screen printing tote bags for the community to also take away fresh produce.

Banbury Community Action Group’s chair, Jake Ellement, added: “Harvest Banbury has begun as a single event but we hope to build on its success and find new ways to share food and prevent waste.

“Even the leftovers from the juicing will be put to good use by some local pigs!”

This project was funded by Sanctuary Group’s Cherish Cherwell Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.