You can support us in all kinds of ways – volunteering – financial donations – telling others – praying for us
To donate instantly to ReadiFood text RFFB24 £10 or £5 (or other amount) to 70070
For more ways to give, go to Financial Support.
Cheques should preferably be made payable “Faith Christian Group CIO” although our bank will accept “ReadiFood” as a payee!
Supporting us financially really helps! Although we rely heavily on volunteers to do the work on the ground, we inevitably have overheads – warehouse rent; salaries; utilities; vehicles.
We are very careful to ring-fence donations made to the Charity so that people giving to us can be assured that their money is being used for the purpose that it was given, whether that be the Food Bank, Housing, Street work or more generally to FCG as a Christian organisation.
ReadiFood has for a number of years received a small grant each year from Reading Borough Council via a Service Level Agreement under the Narrowing the Gap / Meeting Basic Needs provision. The purpose of the grant is to pay towards the costs of providing food parcels to people within the Borough. The grant is declining each year due to overall central government funding cuts. It is to be hoped that as the years go by and the economy recovers that “Crisis Loans” will return and the Council departments will no longer need to rely on ReadiFood for their clients.