This Easter Ealing Foodbank is NOT asking for special donations!
This is due to your wonderful generosity during harvest and Christmas
Instead, we have put together some short activities that you might like to 'taste' and see if they are helpful for you.
It is widely accepted the most people benefit from setting aside a time in which they consciously slow down, take stock of things and generally become more reflective on life.
Most world faiths encourage this and Lent is the time in the Christian calendar when people often give something up and try to live more simply. It is used as a time of preparation and reflection, emulating the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert at the beginning of his earthly ministry; in anticipation of celebrating his resurrection and a new beginning at Easter.
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (Wednesday 26th February) and ends on Easter Saturday; which is more than 40 days long!
Sundays are not usually included, they are regarded as mini feast days, something to keep us going on the journey.
Whilst we aren’t asking for special Easter donations this year, our need for regular donations is ongoing and if you would like to support us you can click here for the monthly shopping list and where to donate; and here if you would like to donate financially. We are suggesting 40p for the 40 days of Lent, making £16.00 in total.
The activities we have put together are not religious in nature but are based on Bible themes. They are offered as something to help with slowing down, taking stock and being thankful. You can have a sneaky peak at the whole list below…
The weekly suggestions will also be posted on our Facebook page (@ealingfoodbank) on Mondays during Lent – we hope you find them helpful!