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Churches in our diocese are getting ready to raise funds for CAFOD’s Harvest Appeal.

This year’s appeal is focused on supporting people affected by hunger in the world’s poorest country. The annual parish fundraising campaign is focused on working with communities in Niger, where CAFOD is helping people to adapt as temperatures rise and dry seasons become longer.

CAFOD harvest appeal 2015 sCAFOD’s partners deliver work, tools and training for farmers to enable them to buy and grow food during droughts, and show parents how to keep their babies healthy if food runs dangerously low.

CAFOD is encouraging parishioners to hold ‘Give and Grow’ sales of food they have produced themselves to raise money for the appeal.

Angela Powell, CAFOD co-ordinator in the Hallam diocese, said, “When we can simply pop to the supermarket to buy food rather than have to rely on the food that we ourselves have grown, it’s easy for most of us to take it for granted that we’ll have enough to eat. Yet many people around the world go hungry if there is a drought or crops fail and so it’s vital that we help children to survive food shortages and go on and live their lives to the full. It’s vital that we help people of all ages to survive food shortages and so we’d like to thank all the parishioners who are organising fundraisers at their churches. Their support will help to bring hope to so many people.”

More information about CAFOD’s Harvest appeal can be found at cafod.org.uk/harvest.http://cafod.org.uk/harvest