Here is an introduction to our project.
Slough Foodbank believes that no one in the community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days worth of nutritionally balanced, emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
Slough Foodbank is a project founded by 2 local churches and is now supported by lots of churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area.
Our mission is: To serve with compassion, motivated by Christian principles, those in need in Slough and the surrounding area by providing a listening ear, food and other essentials.
- Slough Foodbank is an independent Charity (CIO) run by a Project Board of 5 trustees plus a manager
- 155 local, professional agencies assess and refer people to Slough Foodbank
- 4 Distribution Centres – open 5 times per week
- Warehouse and office at Montrose Avenue courtesy of Segro (Rent Free)
- About 90 volunteers, including 6 key supporting roles. Around 50 volunteers are working in the distribution centres.
Slough Foodbank Facts
Slough Foodbank opened in 2010, and since opening there has been an increase in demand and need for emergency food parcels.
4,781 Three-day emergency food supplies given to local people in
crisis last year, up 19% on 2018.
2,382 Vouchers were redeemed in 2019 which helped:
1,718 Children (an increase of 27% on 2018)
92 Average food parcels per week
184 Fuelbank vouchers processed in 2019 which helped 258 Adults and 190 children