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Donate food

Our foodbank relies on your donations of food and finance and we are very grateful for your support!

About half of the food we need comes from our permanent collection points in locations like supermarkets, council offices and churches. The remainder we collect at Harvest Festival and at our regular special collections at the supermarkets.

Your generosity means that families, adults and children, who can't afford to feed themselves do not go hungry.

Thank You.

 

Over 90% of the food distributed by Foodbanks in The Trussell Trust network is donated by the public – that’s why your food donations are absolutely vital to our ability to give everyone referred to us a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food.

There is a very useful app you can download onto you phone – Bank the Food. This will tell you what items we most need, and can be set to give you a reminder as you enter your favourite supermarket.

These are the items most in need:

February Shopping List for Wokingham Foodbank

  • Hotdogs
  • Tinned fruit
  • Squash
  • Tea (packs of 40 and 80)
  • Cold meat
  • Custard
  • Instant/tinned potatoes
  • Female deodorant
  • Shaving foam
  • Children’s toothpaste
  • Small packets of washing powder/liquid
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Toilet rolls

A huge thank you to everyone who continues to support us, we really do appreciate it, and so do the people you help

 

If you are happy to drop off food donations, please see the table below for our main food collection point locations:

Location of food donation point     Opening hours Comments
Wokingham Foodbank, Frederick House, Winnersh, RG41 5EX Click here for opening times
Tesco Superstore, 78 Finchampstead Road, Wokingham 6:00 – 0:00 front of store near exit
Sainsbury Superstore, Winnersh 7:00 – 22:00 front of store near exit
Waitrose, Rectory Road, Wokingham 8:00 – 21:00 front of store near exit
Morrisons, Woosehill 7:00 – 22:00 front of store near exit
Sainsburys Local, Ashridge Road, Wokingham 6:00 – 22:00 by tills
Poundstretcher, Peach Road, Wokingham 9:00 – 18:00 by exit
Wokingham Borough Council Offices, Shute End, Wokingham 9:00 – 17:00 Reception area
Earley Town Council Offices, Radstock Lane, RG6 5UL 9:00 – 13:00 14:00 – 16:30 Helpshop
Most Wokingham Churches also have collection points

Our volunteer drivers regularly collect all the donations from these collection points and take them to our Frederick House warehouse. You can also take your donations directly to Frederick House (click here to see the location and opening times).

We welcome offers from local businesses to provide additional collection points, and we can help with signage. However, we are unable to collect from these places so ask the relevant businesses to arrange for donations to be taken to Frederick House (click here to see the location and opening times)

We always welcome donations and promise to use them to provide help to people in crisis. Occasionally we send food to other nearby foodbanks to support their work particularly if they experience shortages.

Please contact us if you have any questions about donating food.

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