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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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Client Story

As a single father of three children, time and energy have always been at a premium. A few years ago I started showing symptoms of having anxiety and depression, which gradually chipped away at my ability to perform well at work. I eventually lost my job due to this and have been struggling to cope […]

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Living off a 3-Day Emergency Food Parcel

Thank you to James Hockaday of Baylis Media’s Slough Express for a very enlightening feature at the end of December 2018. You can read the piece here and see how James, a vegan, managed to eat healthily on a 3-day food parcel and the issues it raised. Thanks to Baylis Media for more than covering […]

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