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Jude’s Cake Sale supports the Foodbank!

Jude Bennett, 7 years old, completed a cake sale last Thursday with all donations to West Berks Foodbank. Mum, Nicki says “Thanks to the amazing generosity of the parents coming out of his school (Falkland) and the passers by in Wash Common, he raised a brilliant £125. (Mum has donated the money to the Foodbank […]

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Thank you for your Harvest giving

Grateful thanks to to everyone for their Harvest donations. It has been an abundant Harvest and we really appreciate your generosity and continued support. The photo shows Revd Anthea Platt bringing in (a small part of) her school’s Harvest gifts, accompanied by our extremely busy Foodbank volunteers, Daphne & Sue.

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Waitrose in-store collection day

Many thanks to all of the generous Newbury Waitrose customers who donated over a ton of food and toiletries during our in-store collection day recently. We appreciate your support in helping West Berks Foodbank continue to give food aid to people in need, particularly when the demand for crisis food is high, as at present. Our […]

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Our warehouse is now very full, we’re delighted to say!

John, our Warehouse manager, says there’s hardly any space left for the volunteer sorting teams to move around. A big “Thank you” to everyone who has contributed to these much needed food supplies . We wish you all a very Happy Christmas time. From “All the volunteers for West Berks Foodbank” (That’s over 100 of us!) […]

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Schools Donations

We continue to receive “Reverse Advent Calendar” food donations. Photos here are from St. John’s and St Nicolas Schools. Rachel Peters says “I hope that today’s donations will help local families.” “The food bank is such a valuable resource to the local community and I’m pleased our school families were able to donate so much […]

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Reverse Advent Calendar Success

We’ve had an amazing response to the November “Reverse Advent” calendar. Businesses, churches, schools and community groups have been so generous at a time of increasing need. Their generosity will help us continue to feed people in 2019. The team from Gamma Telecoms brought a huge amount of donations to our warehouse, and then had the […]

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Christmas donations : from St. Gabriels

Today St Gabriel’s brought to the warehouse their Christmas donations. They were all in beautiful decorated boxes, and weighed  a massive 252.9kgs! Even our warehouse floor looked Christmassy, after this delivery, as it was covered in glitter, sparkles and tiny snowballs etc from all the decorations on and in the boxes! That’s a splendid contribution […]

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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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