01:02PM, Wednesday 20 April 2016
Maidenhead Foodshare has been given a new home rent-free by Housing Solutions, and will soon move to the new site at the New Market in King Street.
Foodshare offers fresh, dry, and tinned foods, and provides vouchers for fresh produce and vegetables. In February, it had to make an appeal for emergency supplies after seeing a 40 per cent increase in use since Christmas.
Sue Brett, who runs Foodshare, said: “It’s fantastic to have a rent free shop and larger premises to deal with the increasing numbers of people who are going hungry in Maidenhead.
“We are very grateful for this support, it means that the money we would normally spend on rent, can now be used to buy more food.”
John Petitt, Chief Executive Housing Solutions said: “We are seeing increasing numbers of our customers turning to food banks for help so we are delighted to be able to support the valuable work done by Foodshare.”
Paramedics were called to the scene of a medical emergency in Maidenhead on Monday morning (June 27).
All lines are currently blocked between Reading and London Paddington stations due to a person being hit by a train.