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Winter 2020 newsletter

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 […]

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Foodbank’s fast turnaround for a family in Crisis

Slough Foodbank were able to provide a family in crisis with a 3-day emergency food parcel within less than 24 hours of receiving an online enquiry. On Friday afternoon, we received an email via our website from a professional at a London Borough Council. The email was telling us that due to family issues they […]

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192 Christmas Hampers

Christmas hamper

In addition to the emergency 3-day food parcels we provided to individuals, couples and families this December, we also provided 192 Christmas hampers. These hampers were lovingly packed by members of our Warehouse team and comprised of Christmas-themed goodies. Christmas adds so much pressure to people living in food poverty. We selected Christmas treats and […]

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Christmas Closures

Please note that we will not be open on: December 25th Christmas Day (Cippenham Distribution Centre and the warehouse) December 26th Boxing Day (Slough Distribution Centre) December 28th (Wexham Distribution Centre) January 1st New Year’s Day (Cippenham Distribution Centre and the warehouse)

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Podcast: Slough Foodbank – Emergency support in times of crisis

An interview with Slough Foodbank Manager, Sue Silbany-King who discusses how Slough Foodbank provides short-term, emergency support in times of crisis. The aim is to relieve immediate pressure by providing food, but as you will learn over the course of this podcast, that’s not all we do. The podcast also looks at the emotional toll that […]

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Food support due to the 5 week wait on Universal Credit

I’m forced to use the food bank because I don’t have enough funds to survive while I wait 5 weeks for my first Universal Credit payment. I’m currently sofa surfing and have contacted @SloughHomeless & @Shelter to assist me with finding housing. Because I’m a single male the council won’t accept my application. @Sloughfoodbank client […]

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Twilight Orienteering Challenge

Congratulations to Neline and Team ‘The Lunar Ticks’ who completed a 10 mile Twilight Orienteering Challenge in aid of Slough Foodbank, raising a fabulous £827.50. The team had great fun completing this challenge. Well done and thanks to all involved.

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Highly Commended Volunteer of the Year – Bev Kindred

We are very proud of Bev Kindred for achieving Highly Commended in the Slough Volunteer Awards ceremony. The gala evening at the Heathrow and Windsor Hilton on 15th November was well attended, possibly due to the chocolate fountain. Dinner and dancing as well as a chance to honour Slough’s finest volunteers made  for a very […]

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2019 Ride for Food

Thanks to all the cyclists who rode in the heat of Sunday 15th September to raise funds for Slough Foodbank. The amount will be notified soon. Thanks also to Seriously Fun Swimming Schools for donating bottled water and cereal bars for the goody bag packs each rider received….and needed in the hot sun!

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Ride For Food 2019

Support Slough Foodbank’s Annual Ride For Food 2019 Join us for our 9th Annual Ride for Food Please note change of starting point Sunday 15 September Bring your bicycle and meet for photos at 12.15pm at Herschel Park Nature Reserve car park, Slough SL3 7NR For more information about how to register or donate please contact Josie […]

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