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Welcome to Open Kitchen's Foodshare

Open Kitchen is a charity providing food and help for people in and around Maidenhead who can not afford to feed themselves properly.

Queen's Award

Congratulations to all the volunteers and supporters of Foodshare. We have been awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service. This is a hugely prestigious award that is described as the MBE for volunteer groups. It is awarded personally by the Queen, in recognition of all the fantastic work the volunteers of Foodshare have done to help people in poverty.

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The Future of Foodbank

We have been advised that our current premises will be pulled down within the foreseeable future. We have been searching for alternative premises for several months. At this stage, we have not been able to secure anything approaching appropriate premises. If we are not able to find premises in time, we will have to close down the Foodbank in Maidenhead.

If anyone can offer suitable premises to store and distribute non-perishable food, please get in touch with us.

Foodshare Christmas

To download the our Christmas 2014 magazine, click here
For pictures of our Christmas Party for Guests/Recipients, click here

Recognition of Impact

Congratulations to our founder and chair, Sue Brett, who has been recognised within the Independent on Sunday's Happiness List 2014 of the top 100 people in the UK who, without any interest in personal gain, make life better for others:

Feeding People in Need

Below is a summary of the meals we have provided last month.

May 2015
Food providedPeopleMeals
Homeless Meals 111111
Community Meals 8080
Foodbank 33910,170
Sandwich Run 134134
Breakfast Club 1,8751,875
Totals 2,53912,370/font>

Homeless Meals Rota

b/=Boss cook, c/=Cook's Assistant, w/=Waiter, s/=Supervisor
sr/=Sandwich Run, dash/=Domestic Abuse Shelter run

If you want to volunteer to help, please email us at volunteer@openkitchen.org.uk


c/=Collectors, p/=Packers, s/=Sorters
fd/=Fodshare distributors, fs/=Foodshare supervisor

If you want to volunteer to help, please email us at volunteer@openkitchen.org.uk