Slough Foodbank to open third distribution centre to meet growing demand from poverty-stricken families
From the Slough Observer:
The Slough Foodbank will open its third distribution centre this month to meet rising demand from poverty-stricken families. The new foodbank will open at the Langley Community Centre, in Meadow Road, on April 23.
Slough Foodbank provides food parcels to families who are struggling to pay bills and can not afford food.
Manager Sue Sibany-King said: “We are growing and the demand is more and more. We’ve got people from Langley and Colnbrook walking to our centres in Slough and Britwell, so it made sense to have something closer.”
The centre was offered to the foodbank by Daphne Wright, chairman of the Langley Community Association, which is based at the centre.
It will open from 10.30-12.30pm for residents to redeem their foodbank vouchers.
Ms Sibany-King added: “It is a match made in heaven. With all the benefits changes and social reform changes, we anticipate it is going to be worse for residents. Also, as we are getting better known, we are getting busier.”
The foodbank is open at Slough Baptist Church, in Windsor Road, Slough, on Mondays and Thursdays and at St George’s Church, in Long Furlong Drive, Britwell, on Fridays.