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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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Feedback from a referral agency

Our Manager, Sue Sibany-King received this feedback from one of the referral agencies this week. “Your service has been a life line to many of the women we have supported, and they have always been met with compassion and non-judgement each time they have visited as we ourselves shave witnessed,  It’s been lovely to be […]

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Thank you to Louis Baylis Charitable Trust

Slough Foodbank would like to say a big thank you to Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust for their ongoing support and recent donation to help Slough Foodbank continue its vital work in helping to provide 3-day nutritionally balanced food parcels to people are in crisis due to food poverty. www.whytheadvertiserisspecial.co.uk  

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Monthly stats: June 2020 40% increase in number of food parcels

TODAY WE ARE RELEASING OUR FIGURES FOR THE NUMBER OF FOOD PARCELS PROVIDED BY SLOUGH FOODBANK DURING 1 – 30 JUNE 2020, COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 2019. Total number of food parcels: 541, a 40% increase Number of adults: 365, a 48% increase Number of children: 176, a 32% increase

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Client says he has ‘never felt such kindness ever’ as we met urgent need

We just received this wonderful feedback, after our manager once again managed to help a client in urgent need who contacted us on a Friday afternoon when our distribution centre was closed. “I just received the food supplies and will last for a week , thank you again Miss Sue I have never felt so much […]

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Datchet Parish Supports Slough Foodbank

We are hugely thankful to Datchet Parish Magazine – The Link for continuing to support Slough Foodbank and running another article about our efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic. You can read the article on pages 28 – 30 of The Link magazine. You can also see a message from Farther Darcy from St Mary’s Datchet, […]

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Covid-19 Newsletter

How we’re continuing to respond during the Covid-19 crisis and more stories of encouragement   The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that Slough Foodbank has had to significantly change the way that we operate. The speed and frequency of change has been incredible. Reinvention and adaptation have been absolutely critical. We’ve had to be brave and […]

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The community pulling together and responding to urgent need 

Late on Friday afternoon, we received an email asking for help for a young lady who had been placed in Slough, having fled from domestic violence. The referring agency informed us that this lady had left with absolutely nothing. She had no food, nothing to eat it on or with, not even bedding.   One […]

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MONTHLY STATS: 63% INCREASE IN FOOD PARCELS DURING MAY VERSUS LAST YEAR

TODAY WE ARE RELEASING OUR FIGURES FOR THE NUMBER OF FOOD PARCELS PROVIDED BY SLOUGH FOODBANK DURING 1 – 31 MAY 2020, COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 2019. Total number of food parcels: 553, a 63% increase Number of adults: 369, a 68% increase Number of children: 184, a 55% increase   On the 1st May we published […]

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Crowdfunder Covid-19 crisis appeal raised £14,502

We are completely overwhelmed by the support shown to Slough Foodbank by our local community. We set-up a Crowdfunder Covid-19 Crisis appeal and in 68 days it raised £14,502 with 252 supporters. Many of the supporters were anonymous or individuals and we would like to send our sincere thanks to each and everyone of you. We […]

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