If you are looking for a warm, friendly place to visit come and join us! Hot drinks and food available from 12 noon to 4.30pm, as well as a warm place to sit and chat.
We are also part of Community Food Share working with Tesco to reduce food waste. We will have free food available from 3pm each Tuesday. Bring a bag, collect some food and stay for a hot drink and something to eat.
Foodshare is open every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 8pm.
We operate from the Lower Back Hall of the Church building. Access is from the side entrance, next to the Church carpark.
Bible study class runs weekly on Tuesdays at 11am – 12pm.
Mondays 3.30 to 4.30 pm
SHARE is a community project that offers a range of fresh produce including bread and vegetables, which are either surplus or end of day items from the local supermarkets.
Come along with a bag and pick up some food. No referral needed. There is a minimum £1 donation most of which will go towards warm banks in Woodley.
Woodley Food Bank serves the people of Woodley and surrounding areas. If you need a food parcel you can collect one yourself from Emmanuel most week day mornings. Please click here for opening times on the Woodley Food Bank website.
Lunch Bunch operates out of Emmanuel during school holidays. It aims to provide packed lunches for children in need in Woodley.
Please contact Lunch Bunch if you would like to request a lunch. Click here for the website.
10.00am – 12.00noon & 1.00pm – 3.00pm.
For a small weekly subscription of £4.00, members of this pantry will be able to have access to food including fresh fruit and vegetables and store cupboard favourites that will often value £15-20 or more! Membership is open to the community and local families are strongly encouraged to join.
ReadiFood is a “by referral only” service.
You cannot order a parcel for yourself
We need you to approach someone at Reading Borough Council, Social Services, the Job Centre, Doctor, School, or indeed any professional body/agency who will be able to vouch for your need.
HOWEVER, if you feel your need is desperate call the office on 0118 987 2672 and we can assess your need and may offer a one off parcel and point you in the direction of the right agency for you to contact to gain a referral.
Wednesday: 12PM - 1PM
Thursday, Friday: 6PM - 7PM
Our Community Fridge is open Wednesday to Friday. We offer a selection of free fresh and non-perishable food. This is a drop-in service with no referral needed.
We also run toiletries and clothing services when we are able. If you would like to know when our next one is, please ask.
Tuesday: 6PM - 7PM
Every Tuesday we provide a sit-in meal for anyone who wants to relax and enjoy a freshly cooked meal. Once a month we also hold a little event during our Tuesday service. Currently this includes Quizzes or Bingo, but if you have already joined us for these and want to see something new, do let us know.
12pm - 2pm
Support and hot meals for the homeless
We open every Wednesday between 12.00 and 2.00 and each session is run by a team of six who provide snacks, lunches and drinks for our visitors; some of whom are living on the streets and others who have no real settled accommodation or are living on low incomes.