Southampton City Mission have sent us thanks for donations that we made to their Basics Bank project at Harvest time. It is at that time of year that SCM Basics Bank (which has existed for 18 years now) receives around a third of all the food that it will have donated in the year. It supplies ordinary individuals and families in Southampton that find themselves in need. 2013 saw a massive 47% rise in demand for their services, and by mid-Autumn of 2014, the number of people that they had fed was 19% higher than in 2013.