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CHANGE OF DISTRIBUTION CENTRE at Monksfield Way, Britwell.

From JULY 22nd 2017 Slough Foodbank will operate out of Wexham Road Children’s Centre, Wexham Rd, Slough SL2 5JW on a Saturday between 10am – 11.30am. You will no longer be able to collect a food parcel from Monksfield Way Children’s Centre. This is because they are no longer able to open on a Saturday. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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‘Spot the Dragon’ cleans up at the Slough Foodbank Quiz Night

Slough Foodbank held their first ever quiz night on Saturday 20th May and raised a whopping £1,800 which will be used to cover the transport and operational costs of keeping  Slough Foodbank going.  ‘Spot the Dragon’, the team from Slough Homeless Our Concern (SHOC) came first, and scored 42 out of 50 in a list […]

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Trussell Trust Food bank network provides record level of support

The Trussell Trust food bank network provided almost 1.2 million batches of three-day food and basic supplies in the past year. Please see coverage from the BBC and Channel 4 News. People desperately need our and your help. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39704993?utm_source=Foodbank+Weekly+Update&utm_campaign=38e5cd3286-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_04_24&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_74dcb2af0e-38e5cd3286-399121369   https://www.channel4.com/news/big-rise-in-food-bank-users?utm_source=Foodbank+Weekly+Update&utm_campaign=38e5cd3286-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_04_24&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_74dcb2af0e-38e5cd3286-399121369

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Eat Well Spend Less Course

Dear All Please see the dates and venue for our next Eat Well Spend Less (EWSL) course: Venue –  Yew Tree Children’s Centre Dates  –  Monday 5th June to Monday 10 July Time   –  10am to 12.30pm This is a six week course run on each Monday. The course is for anyone who would benefit and […]

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Slough Barrel Roll raised £1200 +

Slough Barrel Roll is an annual event that 4 town centre pubs organise to raise funds for local charities. This year the £1200 raised was donated to Slough Foodbank. Huge thanks to The Moon and Spoon, The Rising Sun, The Wheatsheaf and The Red Cow. Apparently they all had lots of fun in their fancy […]

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Slough Foodbank’s Fuelbank

Slough Foodbank’s Fuelbank project allows us to top up pre-paid gas/electricity meters for our clients who are unable to cook the food we provide, or heat their homes, due to lack of money to cover home energy supplies. Our initial funding has  now run out and we are appealing for donations to continue this project.  […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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Emergency Budget gets the food poverty test

David McAuley, Chief Executive of The Trussell Trust said: “We have two simple tests for the budget being delivered today.  Firstly, what does it do to reduce the number of people in poverty and hunger?  Secondly, what does it do to ensure the Government is supporting the work of charities and social enterprise in taking […]

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Listening to the lives behind the foodbank statistics

MPs and peers discussed tackling UK poverty. The Trussell Trust, along with dozens of representatives from its UK network of foodbanks, were in parliament yesterday speaking with MPs and Peers about the work they do to combat hunger and poverty. Hosting the event, Chris White MP commended the varied work of the Trussell Trust’s foodbanks, […]

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