Slough Foodbank - Covid19 Crisis Appeal

by Slough Foodbank in Slough, England, United Kingdom

£3,709

raised of £5,000 target
82
supporters
74% 19 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 20th April 2020 at 12:58pm

Raising emergency funds to allow Slough Foodbank to deal with the increased demand across the area due to Covid19

by Slough Foodbank in Slough, England, United Kingdom

Covid19 is unfortunately impacting the Slough Foodbank service from several sides.

1. We are sadly seeing increased demand across the Slough area and only expect this to get higher.

2. We are seeing a reduction in donations as peoples shopping habits are changing.

3. A number of our regular volunteers are from at risk groups so unable to work currently. For a variety of reasons we have lost 35% of our volunteers.

4. The essential items we include in our packs are more difficult to find and more expensive when we can find them.

We need your urgent help to fund the purchase of the food that is required to fill this gap.

How you can help

If you can donate food then please donate at this location - 

411 Montrose Avenue, Slough, SL1 4TJ 

https://goo.gl/maps/ZmowvUXnypPc9xHL8

Open at the following times:

Mondays 1-3pm, Wednesdays and Fridays 10am – 12 noon

These are the items we need:

https://slough.foodbank.org.uk/give-help-2/foodbank-wishlist/

If you can‘t get to this location then please give to this Crowdfunder project that will allow us to purchase the food we need..

Thanks so much for all your support at this time of need.

More about Slough Foodbank

Slough Foodbank is a project founded by 2 local churches and is now supported by lots of churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area.

Our mission is: To serve with compassion, motivated by Christian principles, those in need in Slough and the surrounding area by providing a listening ear, food and other essentials.

  • Slough Foodbank is an independent Charity (CIO) run by a Project Board of 5 trustees plus a manager
  • 155 local, professional agencies assess and refer people to Slough Foodbank
  • 4 Distribution Centres – open 5 times per week
  • Warehouse and office at Montrose Avenue courtesy of Segro (Rent Free)
  • About 90 volunteers, including 6 key supporting roles. Around 50 volunteers are working in the distribution centres.

 

Slough Foodbank Facts

Slough Foodbank opened in 2010, and since opening there has been an increase in demand and need for emergency food parcels.

 

4,781        Three-day emergency food supplies given to local people in
crisis last year, up 19% on 2018.

2,382       Vouchers were redeemed in 2019 which helped:

1,718        Children (an increase of 27% on 2018)

3,063       Adults

92              Average food parcels per week

184           Fuelbank vouchers processed in 2019 which helped 258 Adults and 190 children

My wife and I have 4 daughters, from 5 years – 16 years. I have run my own business for most of my life. My wife was my P.A. and has helped me. I had a massive stoke and have not been able to work, therefore lost everything. Windsor Council have kindly given me a flat to rent. I recently went to my landlord who assisted me with claiming child benefit, they recommended me to the foodbank (Langley Community Centre) where I found everyone to be absolutely lovely and selfless, they have helped in more ways than I can mention . In so few words!

My first visit to a foodbank was a truly humbling experience. I’ve never really depended on others for help before, but due to my current position (probation hostel) I have by the grace of God realised that sometimes we need to humble ourselves and ask for help. God has provided places like this for people to get help and I am thankful to Him for providing. Everyone is always willing to help, non-judgemental and welcoming of any situation. And again I thank God and pray for all who help and provide to keep these foodbanks going.

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