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#EveryCanHelps!

Thank you so much!! We’ve had a fantastic weekend at Tesco Finchampstead Road, being part of Tesco’s national food collection, collecting your wonderful donations of food, Christmas goodies and money to help us help our friends and neighbours in need this winter. Thank You, everybody who donated, we had some amazing donations, but large or […]

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It’s a Cold and Bleak Winter

Local Families need our help this winter, not only with food but also with gas and electricity and with the other essentials of life. There are homeless in Wokingham who need warmth and shelter. Can you help us help them? If you receive a Winter Fuel Allowance  why not donate some of it to support our work. […]

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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?

warehouse volunteers chatting about tinned food

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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Listening to the lives behind the foodbank statistics

voluteer chatting to client over tea and biscuits

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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