Families across South Holland, the Deepings, Bourne and villages south of Boston will pause to celebrate the most important event in the Christian calendar next weekend.
Church services across the area will be packed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday in observing the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ,
Some people have to go through continuous battles in life and aren’t fortunate to have either a roof over their heads or family to support themIrene Davies, coordinator of Agapecare Foodbank, The Lighthouse Church, Spalding
Easter and the forty days leading up to it are also an opportunity for people to make sacrifices for themselves and for others.
It is in this spirit of self-sacrifice that the Lincolnshire Free Press has decided to launch its inaugural Easter Foodbank Appeal to help people for whom Easter is a time of struggle due to redundancy, homelessness, domestic violence, bereavement and unexpected shortage.
Irene Davies, coordinator of Agapecare Foodbank, Spalding, said: “If people could come and spend a day with us and listen to some of the situations people come to us in, they would discover that not everybody lives the life we live.
“Some people have to go through continuous battles in life and aren’t fortunate to have either a roof over their heads or family to support them.
“Today’s society is so fragmented and resources are being cutback to the point where there’s not always that support available and some people aren’t able to cope with that.
“We need to do what Jesus did and feed people by bringing whatever we have for them.”
Wherever you live, there is a church, supermarket or other collection point where donations can be left for foodbanks in South Holland, Bourne, the Deepings and Sutterton.
These include Sainsbury’s, Spalding, Morrison’s, Pinchbeck, All Saints Church, Moulton, The Deepings School, Deeping St James, St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Gosberton, The Market House, Market Street, Long Sutton, and St Mary’s Church, Sutterton.
Another collection point is St Matthew’s Church, Sutton Bridge, and priest-in-charge Rev David Oxtoby said: “I fully support the appeal and any food offered to help the community would be greatly appreciated.”