CROWTHORNE now has a foodbank after members of a local church sacrificed their time to make it happen.
Members of the Vineyard Church have given their time and skills to renovate what is fondly known as The Shed to start operating as a foodbank.
Crowthorne Foodbank will have its opening ceremony on Thursday, December 6 from noon to 2pm, at 1 High Street.
Cllr Bob Wade, Chairman of Crowthorne Parish Council, will open the bank, along with representatives from Bracknell Foodbank, frontline care professional agencies and other local people.
Jane Anscombe, Vineyard Centre manager said: “Our church ethos is that we should be serving our community and so when the possibility of acquiring The Shed was given to us, we were very excited and took the opportunity.”
The Shed is rented from Edwards and Sons, and Vineyard have transformed
it over the past few months from the remains of a repair shop.
The work was carried out on a low budget and organisers of the new Foodbank have thanked local companies and shops who have donated items towards the renovation.
The new Foodbank is partnering with Bracknell Foodbank, based in Kerith Centre – part of Kerith Community Church – who have welcomed them after becoming busy and helping those in need in Crowthorne and Sandhurst.
It intends to open the Foodbank to clients two days a week to start with.
The bank’s official opening was on Sunday, December 9.
Councillor Bob Wade, Chair of Crowthorne Parish Council opened the food bank for us. Also in attendance was Mark Whatley, representative for Dr Phillip Lee MP.
For more information, call (01344) 780 087.