Warm Welcome

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All Nations Christian Centre, Berkeley Avenue, Reading, RG1 6JE
Tuesday

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.

For more information please get in touch with us or visit the Warm Welcome website.

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Foodshare

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Wycliffe Baptist Church, 233 King's Rd, Reading RG1 4LS
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

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.

Share

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Organised by Emmanuel Church
Emmanuel Church, South Lake Crescent, Woodley, Reading, RG5 3QW
Monday

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.

£1 donation

Woodley Food Bank

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Organised by Emmanuel Church
Emmanuel Church, South Lake Crescent, Woodley, Reading, RG5 3QW
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

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

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Organised by Emmanuel Church
Emmanuel Church, South Lake Crescent, Woodley, Reading, RG5 3QW

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.

Norcot Food Pantry

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Norcot Mission Church, Brockley Close, Tilehurst, West Reading, Berkshire, RG30 4YP
Friday

10.00am – 12.30pm

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.

weekly subscription of £4.00

ReadiFood

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Organised by ReadiFood
ReadiFood, 31- 33 Boulton Road RG2 0NH

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.

Food Handouts – CiRDiC

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Organised by CiRDiC
CiRDiC, St Saviours Church Hall Berkeley Avenue Reading ​RG1 6JT
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday

Sunday 9:00am – 10:00am

Monday 10:00am – 1:30pm

Tuesday 10:00am – 1:30pm

Friday 10:00am – 1:30pm

 

Community Fridge Service – The Queens Arms

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New Beginnings Reading, Queens Arms Great Knollys St Reading RG1 7HL
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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.

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Hot Meal Service – The Queens Arms

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New Beginnings Reading, Queens Arms Great Knollys St Reading RG1 7HL
Tuesday

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.

CCA – Caversham Drop In

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Caversham Baptist Church South Street Reading RG4 8HY
Wednesday

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.

Reading Pavilion Pantry

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The Pavilion, 143-145 Oxford Road Reading RG1 7UY
Wednesday

10.00am -1.00pm

Run by Faith Christian Group with LifeSpring Church.

For a small weekly subscription of £5.00, 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.

 

£5 per week

Whitley Wood Pantry

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Swallowfield Dr, Reading RG2 8UH, UK
Tuesday

 from 1pm till 3pm

 

Whitley Wood Pantry run by Reading Family Church with the support of FAITH Christian Group at Whitley Wood Community Centre.

A pantry works on a membership basis. Each individual joins the pantry and pays a subscription each time they visit.  This entitles them to “shop” for up to ten products in the Pantry.

£5 per visit

Coley Park Pantry

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Coley Park Baptist Church, Wensley Road, RG1 6DU
Thursday

9.30am- 12.30pm

Coley Park Pantry is run with the support of FAITH Christian Group.

A pantry works on a membership basis. Each household joins the pantry and pays a subscription each time they visit.  This entitles them to “shop” for up to ten products in the Pantry. They can expect to take items to the value of around £20.

 

£5 per visit