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Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

If you have any queries, please email us at dos@reading.gov.uk or fis@reading.gov.uk

ReadiFood (FAITH) Foodbank - Covid 19 response

COVID-19 RESPONSE:

This service is run by Reading FAITH Christian Group and have been providing emergency food parcels for over 25 years.

Food parcels can only be given to people who have been referred. If you are in need yourself of a food parcel, but have no contact with Reading Borough Council, Social Services, the Job Centre or other professional body/agency,  contact ReadiFood and they will point you in the right direction. Must be referred.

 

Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer to help with sorting, packing or delivering food please contact ReadiFood or visit website for more details.

Who to contact

Telephone
0118 9872672 (Office hours: Mon - Thurs 10am to 4pm; Fridays until 2pm)
E-mail
info@readifood.org.uk
Website
www.readifood.org.uk

Where to go

Name
ReadiFood Foodbank
Address
33
Boulton Road
Reading
Postcode
RG2 0NH

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Referring a client

ReadiFood is a "by referral only" service     
(People cannot call us or call in to the office on their own behalf)


PLEASE
Do NOT send clients
to us  - unless you have an agreed arrangement with us
Do NOT
give them our phone number. Call us yourself.
We do not issue vouchers.
We can help your client up to four weeks, but rely on you to assess the validity of need.
We will happily deliver to your office or to the client's home address if in the Greater Reading area.

We have arrangements for :-
Caversham, Emmer Green, Peppard, Purley, Pangbourne, Theale, Burghfield, Mortimer, Shinfield, Lower Earley, Woodley and Winnersh.
There are a number of agencies who keep stocks of parcels to pass on directly to clients.

We also take into account - vegetarian, Halal, diabetic, allergies and add in toiletries if requested and nappies for people with babies.

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.