Daily Bread, Daily Flag
You know this time last year the word ‘Food Bank’ hadn’t really entered my consciousness. When Phantom Ex-Pat Benedict created the Advent Flags over in Toronto, in the same spirit as the St Alfege Advent Windows (hugely, hugely popular – I notice they’re all over the country this year) to help fund the Daily Bread scheme, it never occurred to me that Greenwich might be getting a food bank of its own within the year.
Capability Bowes told me that he read in Metro that there was one being set up – he couldn’t find a link and when I tried to find one the paper’s website crashed my computer twice so I don’t recommend it, but I’d be interested to know about it. He tells me that there is already one at Avery Hill and that when he went along to drop off some donations he found himself quite choked. I can believe that. What is this world coming to that these things are necessary.
If anyone tells me about the Greenwich one, I will find a way of posting it.
Meanwhile, across the pond, Benedict and Co. are upping the ante this year and instead of the traditional 24 advent openings, they have 32 – taking in the whole of December and the 1st January. The picture at the top is Number 1, by Erwin Buck, you can follow all of the artistic offerings here and, if you’re particularly taken with any of them even buy one at the auction at the end.
More about Greenwich Advent Windows in a minute.
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