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Bank Holiday Closure

Please note that Slough Foodbank offices, warehouse and distribution centre will be closed on Monday 31st August for the Bank Holiday. Back to normal opening hours on Tuesday 1st September.

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Slough Foodbank publishes figures for full year 2019/20  

Slough Foodbank is today publishing stats for the full year 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 in line with the Trussell Trust’s reporting schedule. It is incredibly upsetting to see that during the period there has been a 27% increase in the number of food parcels distributed compared to the same period last year. […]

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MONTHLY STATS: JULY 2020 18% INCREASE IN NUMBER OF FOOD PARCELS

FIGURES FOR THE NUMBER OF FOOD PARCELS PROVIDED BY SLOUGH FOODBANK DURING 1 – 31 JULY 2020, COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 2019. Total number of food parcels: 474, a 18% increase Number of adults: 313, a 30% increase Number of children: 161, flat

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Certificate of recognition

Slough Foodbank has been awarded a Certificate of Recognition by the Mayor of Slough, Preston Brooker. The certificate recognises the incredible work Slough Foodbank has done to save lives, keep people safe, and stop the spread of COVID-19. The certificate was presented to Slough Foodbank Manager Sue and colleague Bev who accepted it on behalf […]

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Visit from The High Sheriff of Royal County of Berkshire

Slough Foodbank was very honoured to host the lovely Mary Riall, The High Sheriff of Royal County of Berkshire, on a visit to our warehouses and a distribution centre. Thank you for your interest in our work and our volunteers, who all appreciated you hearing from them.

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Berkshire Community Foundation awards coronavirus grant

We have been awarded a grant by the Berkshire Community Foundation, this award has been made possible through funding from RB (Reckitt Benckiser).  This grant will be used to help those impacted by Coronavirus – specifically providing nutritious 3-day food parcels to those who are in crisis suffering food poverty. We have seen a big […]

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Support from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund

Slough Foodbank has been successful in securing funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, which will help us purchase food supplies, pay for a part-time member of staff to help deal with the significant increase in demand for the Foodbank due to the implications of the coronavirus, fuel […]

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Encouraging feedback for our team of volunteers

Our dedicated and hard working team of volunteers received some encouraging feedback from Slough Business Community Partnership this week: The hard work and pressure you have been under is huge and the ability to cope with it all is astonishing.  I can only imagine the potential surge in demand once the furlough schemes end and […]

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Figures for the 6 months Jan – June 2020.

We are publishing the statistics for the first 6 months of 2020. For the 6 months 1 Jan – 30 June 2020 there has been an increase as follows (versus the same period in 2019):   No. of vouchers: 1578, 42% increase Number of adults: 2182, 51% increase Number of children: 1269, 72% increase Total […]

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Thank you to our Volunteer Richard

A huge thank you to our wonderful volunteer Richard, who has been our only delivery driver for the distribution centres since mid March, when others were forced to isolate or shield. Huge thanks to him for all his hard and loyal work and support as we adapted to operating under increased demand and operational difficulties due to […]

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