Welcome to Foodshare, where we are passionate about ensuring that no one in and around Maidenhead goes hungry. We believe that every individual has a right to healthy and nutritious food, regardless of their background or circumstances.
Our mission is simple - to provide essential food provisions to those who are unable to feed themselves and their families properly. We understand that food insecurity can be a result of a variety of reasons, and we are here to offer support in any way we can.
At Foodshare, we go beyond simply providing tinned and packaged foods. We prioritise fresh food, fruit, and vegetables, whenever possible ensuring that our recipients have access to healthy meals. We strive to provide a minimum of 3 days of food to those in need, but we aim to offer more whenever possible. We are committed to accommodating dietary requirements and preferences, such as vegetarian, gluten-free, Halal, and more.
We believe that everyone deserves to enjoy food that caters to their needs, and we work tirelessly to make this a reality.
As a registered charity, we rely on the support of individuals, organisations, and businesses in the community to continue our vital work. We invite you to join us in our mission to end hunger in Maidenhead. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those who need it the most.
Please take a look around our website to learn more about how you can get involved, donate, or receive assistance from Foodshare.
Let's work together towards a future where no one goes hungry.
Foodshare, formerly known as Open Kitchen, has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 2011. Initially, our aim was to serve the homeless in our local community, but as time went on, we quickly realised that hunger and food insecurity are issues that affect many people.
One encounter that stands out in our minds is with a mother and her two children. She was skipping meals so that her children could have something to eat. This heart-wrenching experience highlighted the severity of food insecurity in our community and inspired us to take action.
At the time, food banks were not yet widely available, and many families were struggling to make ends meet. With limited resources, we identified and supported five families every week, providing them with essential food supplies.
Fast forward to today, and we're proud to say that we now offer food support to around 450 people each week. Our organisation has grown significantly, but our values and mission remain the same. We're committed to making a difference in our community by addressing the root causes of hunger and supporting those who need it most.
At Foodshare, we believe that everyone deserves access to healthy, nutritious food. That's why we work tirelessly to source donations from local businesses and individuals and ensure that these donations are distributed in an equitable and sustainable way. Our journey hasn't been easy, but with the support of our volunteers, donors, and partners, we're making a tangible impact in the fight against food insecurity. We invite you to join us on this journey by getting involved in any way you can.
Together, we can create a world where everyone has access to the food they need to thrive.