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).
People can drop off food donations at the following locations:
Foodshare, The Nicholson Centre, Brock Lane, Maidenhead, SL6 1LP
- Wednesdays: 5pm – 6:30pm
- Saturdays: 9:30am – 11am
Local Street Collections
- See map for local drop-off points
What is needed: Picking up and delivering parcels of food
How to volunteer: Sign up to our Maidenhead Coronavirus Response group on Facebook
What is needed: Cooking meals once a month to be frozen for the foodbank parcels
How to volunteer: Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is needed: Setting up and managing a food collection point in your street
How to volunteer: Contact us at email@example.com for more details and to register
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, there is the Windsor Foodshare. In and around Beaconsfield, there are some church groups who are starting to provide food support.
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 for delivery of food directly to your home.
If you are unsure where to get started, here are some tips:
- If you have a child at school, ask the school
- Health visitor
- Children’s Services
- If you have a professional support agency, ask your support worker
- For general enquiries, contact the Citizen’s Advice Bureau
- RBWM Welfare Office in the Housing Department
- If you are in social housing, ask the housing association
We understand that some people have such an urgent need for food that they do not have time to organise a voucher. Anyone who finds themselves in that situation should leave a message on our emergency helpline on 01628 262711. Please note this line is only for genuine emergencies and can only be used for a single voucher. Once we have made sure you have enough to eat, we then help you find a referrer for future weeks where needed.
A Note of Appreciation
We run a number of apps to help make our services easier to access. All our dedicated apps are hosted by Krystal Hosting. They provide us, and all other registered charities, with significant discounts.