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COVID-19 challenges and Visit by our MP, Laura Farris

In the last 7 weeks we have faced major challenges to our local Foodbank Systems. We had to close for the time being our 5 local centres, due to the Governments “lockdown” requirement of all church premises. To expand rapidly our Warehouse and home delivery needs, we re-located at Greenham Business Park to a new substantial […]

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COVID-19 updates 24th March 2020

Closure of Thatcham Foodbank Centre With immediate effect, our Foodbank Centre on Wheelers Green Way is now closed by Government order, indefinitely. New arrangements for food provision from 30th March 2020 are detailed here   New Food donation point in Mortimer Arrangements have been made with Budgens, Victoria Road, Mortimer Common, RG7 3XD to accept public […]

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COVID-19 changes

Necessary Changes to West Berks Foodbank operations : COVID-19 : Effective Monday 30th March 2020 We hope to be able to continue with issuing Emergency Food Parcels from our 5 centres until Friday 27th March. This is dependent upon 2 factors : the continuing availability of the premises from which our centres operate, and available […]

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Christmas Donations – Thank you to Everyone

Thank you fabulous people of West Berkshire!! (and again) Thank you fabulous people of West Berkshire!! Just look at these fantastically generous donations we have collected from supermarket collections boxes and from local companies and community groups in December. Thank you doesn’t seem to cover it; you have all been so generous and your on-going […]

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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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