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Winter 2020 newsletter

27th January 2020

We’re not only entering a new decade, we are also marking 10 years at Slough Foodbank. There is lots for us to do to ensuring we can provide food during a time of crisis and continue to help raise the profile of food poverty and lobby for those who are in need.

Our statistics for 2019 show a shocking increase in the number of people needing our help with an increase of 19% in food parcels distributed this year versus last year. It is deeply distressing to witness the number of children requiring our help increasing by 27% versus last year—particularly during the summer holidays.  We continue to see hopelessness as many just do not know what the future might hold and struggle with benefit delays and changes, low income, debt and homelessness. It is vitally important that we remain committed to supply food, fuel and share our hope and encouragement that the community cares.

Download the full Winter 2020 newsletter in PDF: Winter 2020 Newsletter

 

Highlights of 2019

Provided 4,781 3-day emergency food parcels in 2019

2,382 vouchers were redeemed which fed 1,718 children and 3,063 adults

Processed 184 Fuelbank vouchers in 2019

Helping 258 Adults and 190 children

Podcast of an interview for EstateLife with Slough Foodbank Manager, Sue Silbany-King

Sue discussed how Slough Foodbank provides short-term, emergency support in times of crisis but that’s not all we do. The podcast also looks at the emotional toll that the work can take on volunteers

Packed and distributed 192 Christmas hampers for clients during December

Comprised of Christmas-themed goodies lovingly packed by our warehouse team

Volunteer Bev Kindred Highly Commended in the Slough Volunteer Awards ceremony

For so many hours of volunteering at Slough Foodbank in her role as Data Coordinator looking after 145+ referral agencies and for covering for the manager during absence

Tesco National Food collection brought in £607.91 and 2.4 tonnes of donations across the 3 days plus the cash top-up from Tesco of just over £800

Slough Foodbank Ride for Food raised over £230, riding 22 miles on a very hot day

Congratulations to ‘The Lunar Ticks’ who completed a 10 mile Twilight Orienteering Challenge in aid of Slough Foodbank, raising a fabulous £827.50

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