News

We will be closed on Good Friday & Easter Monday

The Wokingham Foodbank will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.  We will reopen on Wednesday 18th April, 1:30-3:30 as usual.

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You Are Invited!!

Debbie McGee from Radio Berkshire will officially open the new Wokingham Foodbank Premises on Saturday, 5th November 2016 at 10:30am, and you’re invited! Come along, show your support for the work the Foodbank does in Wokingham and get the chance to meet Debbie and take a tour of the new premises. Look forward to seeing you […]

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We are now a Registered Charity!

  We are delighted to announce that we are now a Registered Charity and have been granted Charitable Incorporated Organisation status by the Charity Commission. This means that donations t the Foodbank can now be gift aided and we will be able to reclaim some of the taxes that we pay on purchases and services. […]

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We have new Premises!

We can now share some fantastic news!  We have found new premises for the Wokingham Foodbank!! As some of you may know the lease on the building which we currently rent runs out at the end of this year and so we have had to look for new premises.  We are very grateful to Steven […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

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A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

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With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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Emergency Budget gets the food poverty test

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David McAuley, Chief Executive of The Trussell Trust said: “We have two simple tests for the budget being delivered today.  Firstly, what does it do to reduce the number of people in poverty and hunger?  Secondly, what does it do to ensure the Government is supporting the work of charities and social enterprise in taking […]

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Listening to the lives behind the foodbank statistics

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MPs and peers discussed tackling UK poverty. The Trussell Trust, along with dozens of representatives from its UK network of foodbanks, were in parliament yesterday speaking with MPs and Peers about the work they do to combat hunger and poverty. Hosting the event, Chris White MP commended the varied work of the Trussell Trust’s foodbanks, […]

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Trussell Trust foodbanks gave out over one million three day emergency food supplies to UK people in crisis in 2014/15.

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Benefit delays, low income and benefit changes are the primary reasons why people are currently being referred to foodbanks for emergency food. About Our Statistics The Trussell Trust statistics are a measure of volume – they show the number of people to whom The Trussell Trust foodbanks have given three days’ emergency food. These are […]

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