What local Reading Agencies say about Readifood and FAITH Christian Group
To all the staff and volunteers at ReadiFood.
I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for all the help you have provided for the families who we work with. Myself and my staff appreciate how hard you all work and the amazing service you provide.
Have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year. Whitley Children’s Centre – Northumberland Avenue.
From a recipient, early 2014:
“Dear ReadiFood, I was out when you left a food parcel on my doorstep this morning so, as I couldn’t thank you personally, the least I can do is send this e-mail to say, God bless you all for caring, and for doing something to help. The food you so kindly gave me will last a week, I should think. It was also nice to receive the pack of mince pies, as I haven’t been able to afford non-essentials like that for a good while! Again, many thanks to you all. All the best ……”
“FAITH is an important part of our support to families with young children. It is comforting to know that FAITH can help parents struggling to feed their children. No child needs to go hungry. The food parcels are hugely appreciated by families we support.”
Ruth Fleming, Senior Organiser, Home-Start Reading, Lyon Square, Tilehurst, Reading
“A critical service for the homeless and vulnerable of Reading which provides excellent balanced food parcels. Faith assists a lot of our clients in desperate need and are quick and efficient.”
Ian Caren Launchpad (formerly Reading Single Homeless Project)
“The team describe Readifood as “real lifesavers”. They are extremely caring, flexible and responsive, and clearly understand the needs of our client group. Nothing is too much trouble for them, and they consistently go out of their way to help with e.g. special diets and urgent requests. They help our clients in times of great personal distress and crisis. This much needed service fills a huge gap.”
Helen Smith Ability resettlement-agency.co.uk (Previously known as REAP)
“We have many clients coming to our service who are chaotic and vulnerable, with little or no money, reliant only on food handouts to survive. FAITH has always been there to support us, and our clients when we need help the most, and with their practical and efficient approach, arrangements can be made for food parcels to be collected or delivered same day. This is an invaluable and much needed service in Reading.”
Nicky Hepden Manager / Lead Nurse – Baker Street Clinic
“I have used the FAITH food parcel service several times for families in Reading. When all else fails for whatever reason it is reassuring to know that there is a lifeline available free from bureaucracy and restrictions to the people of Reading which ensures that they won’t go hungry. A fantastic efficient, friendly, people focused service.”
Reading Borough Council – Access and Assessment Team – Children’s Services