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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.

What we do

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The reason Foodshare is needed is there are many people in and around Maidenhead who live in poverty. To get a feel of what poverty is like for them, read some of their stories in our section on Poverty.

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.

December 2015
Food providedPeopleMeals
Homeless Meals 5858
Community Meals 8080
Foodbank 40412,120
Sandwich Run 134134
Breakfast Club 00
Totals 67612,392/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