Maidenhead Foodbank provide food, including fresh food and fruit & vegetables, to individuals and families who are unable to afford a proper meal every day for themselves or their children. Our primary focus is on providing nutritious food. We aim to provide a minimum of 3 days of food, more if we have stocks. We accommodate as far as we can particular dietary requirements (for example, vegetarian, gluten-free, Halal etc).
Maidenhead foodbank is located in the former covered marketplace :
The New Market, King Street, Maidenhead SL6 1DR. Wednesday evenings 6:15 - 7:30pm Saturday mornings 9:30 - 11am Alternative collection points are available from : St Peters Church centre, Furze Platt : Wednesdays 10:30 -12:00 Cox Green Community Centre : Wednesday 6:30 - 7:15pm Jubilee Church, Marlow Road : Friday 11:30 - 1pm Elisabeth House, Cookham : Thursdays/Fridays, 10:00 - 12:00
We seek to help individuals or families where one or more person in the home is not able to eat at least one full day during a week because they can not afford it. We also seek to help people who would find themselves in that position without our help.
We help people living in and around Maidenhead. Contact details of where to get help are set out below.
If you are in need of help and are out of our catchment area, the following other groups may be able to help. In and around Slough, there is the Slough Foodbank. In and around High Wycombe and Beaconsfield, there is the One Can Trust. In and around Windsor and Beaconsfield, there are some church groups who are starting to provide food support. As from 1 April, many local councils will provide direct food support in cases of dire emergency.
How to get help
We are here for anyone who is unable to afford to eat properly. There are two ways to get help:
Apply for voucher
We have around 60 organisations who are able to identify if the foodbank is appropriate for you. They issue vouchers that can be used to collect food each week from one of our several distribution points.
Come in person
We understand that some people have such an urgent need for food that they do not have time to collect a voucher. Anyone who finds themselves in that situation, who is unable to afford to eat without help, they should come directly to the King Street distribution centre, either on Wed evening or Sat morning. (See details above). They are welcome to come in person, and/or they can ask for an emergency voucher on the day. We never turn away anyone in an emergency. But once we have made sure you have enough to eat, we then help you find a referrer for future weeks where needed.
We run a number of apps to help make our services easier to access. They are hosted by Krystal Hosting. They provide us, and all other registered charities, with significant discounts.