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Article explaining Slough Foodbank

We recently wrote a detailed article for The Link, the Datchet community magazine. It includes lots of information about Slough Foodbank and how it works. Read Slough Foodbank article for The LINK Datchet

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Coronavirus update: Open but operating from behind closed doors

Our aim continues to be to to get food parcels to those in need whilst at the same time keeping everyone safe. We are no longer inviting people into our distribution centres but we are operating from them, during normal times. We are giving out food parcels from behind closed doors. These food parcels are […]

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Coronavirus: As always our aim is to get food parcels to those in need

In light of the Coronavirus we have considered the numerous sources of information and advice which is changing daily. AIM: As always our aim is to get food parcels to those in need. We will endeavour to maintain normal service for as long as possible depending upon advice from government and health sources, availability of […]

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Awarded £1,500 from the Police property Act Fund

The Police Property Act Fund awarded Slough Foodbank £1,500 in recognition of the major contribution Slough Foodbank makes to society. The Police Property Act Fund is a joint fund managed by the Police Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable and is distributed to local community and voluntary groups. The Fund is created from money recovered by the […]

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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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