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.
Signposting & Campaigning
In addition to providing food, we try, by means of signposting and monitoring and discussions with the supporting referrer to give a helping hand through a crisis. This is not long-term support nor a long-term solution, we need to see the government put a long-term solution in place. We would like to see a future where foodbanks are no longer needed and so we continue to help raise the profile of food poverty and lobby for those who are in need.
No one should be forced to turn to a charity because they can’t afford food. We are supporting the campaign for a #HungerFreeFuture – further information is available on the Trussell Trust website.
Slough Foodbank is a project originally founded by 2 local churches. We are an independent charity 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
- 200 local, professional agencies assess and refer people to Slough Foodbank
- 5 Distribution Centres – open 6 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.
6,533 Three-day emergency food supplies given to local people in
crisis last year, up 37% on 2019.
3,025 Referrals fulfilled in 2020 which helped:
125 Average food parcels per week