News

Appreciation for our Volunteers at Thatcham (and elsewhere in West Berkshire)

” I visited Thatcham Baptist Church this afternoon to collect a food parcel on behalf of one of our young mums who is unable to get into Thatcham (we will take it out to her). The staff there who I spoke to were so lovely, kind and helpful. I think that clients going in must feel […]

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Harvest Giving continues

Our vans continue to be busy with collecting Harvest donations. This is the display at St Mary’s Kintbury. In other news : we take care to ensure that all food we give to clients is “in date”. Sometimes John discovers an item donated that’s been about for a while … Just received at the warehouse : Jasmine tea –  […]

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Christmas Collections Planning

Hello Everyone, The people of West Berkshire are always very generous in the run up to Christmas (sorry to mention it so early!) collecting all the familiar Christmas food for our clients and we do appreciate all the donations. Some organisations in the past have suggested a reverse Advent calendar as a way of giving […]

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More Harvest donations from local Schools

Harvest donations are still arriving at our warehouse in large quantities, we’re delighted to say. Although we don’t have many photos to accompany these donations, we will nevertheless express our grateful thanks for all of these donations. I’m told that the following donations arrived yesterday from our local schools. Spurcroft Primary 182.8kgs,  Thatcham Park 86.9kgs, […]

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Sue Stevenson’s report on Harvest Donations

Once again schools, churches and community groups have generously supported the Foodbank with their Harvest gifts. On behalf of everyone here at West Berks Foodbank- a huge thank you. You have all been so supportive. It’s been delightful to see the enthusiasm from students and staff as we have been driving around the area collecting, […]

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Harvest Donations (continued)

Castle School supports the Foodbank Windsor class took all of the harvest food from our festival to Thatcham food bank yesterday. They were very grateful for our donations and said that lots of people in Newbury and Thatcham need food parcels. The students learned that the food bank helps people who don’t have enough food. We […]

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Harvest Donations now coming in fast!

We are delighted to share the news that generous Harvest donations are now arriving at our Warehouse, and are beginning to fill the empty shelves! This morning’s photo shows the view after 126 crates were delivered just yesterday, weighing 1.7 tonnes! We have 4 volunteers on duty today – but they’re mostly hiding behind the stacks […]

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Appreciation from the children of a grateful Mum in Burghfield

Well done to the team at Burghfield & Mortimer Foodbank Centre, our newest Foodbank Centre based at St. Oswald’s Church. This is valuable encouragement for all of our Volunteer teams.

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A special mention for Hayden & Toby, from John @ our Warehouse

When I was doing a sweep-up of all supermarket donations bins on Christmas Eve I was quite touched by this bag within the mountain of donations from Sainsbury’s customers. Labelled simply, from Hayden (10 years) & Toby (8 years) and with two XX, it just stood out from the mountain of donations I collected that […]

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A Happy New Year to you all!

A huge thank you to our generous donors. We were astounded at the level of support we received in the weeks before Christmas; this enabled us to make up a large number of Christmas parcels to give our clients in addition to the normal contents of a food parcels (see black and white grab bags […]

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