Referring a client

ReadiFood is a “by referral only” service    (People cannot call us on their own behalf)

We rely on YOU, the referrer, to assess whether there is genuine need.

We are not a drop-in Food Bank – we deliver to you or to your client directly if in the Greater Reading area.

We do not issue vouchers

Do NOT send clients to us – unless you have specifically agreed an arrangement
Do NOT give clients our phone number.

We will normally only provide up to 4 weekly deliveries so as to not create a dependency.
In severe cases you can refer again and where really necessary discuss with us the long term needs of your client, such as a monthly top-up parcel ,  BUT WE WILL REQUIRE GOOD REASON TO CONTINUE BEYOND 4 WEEKS

What’s in a parcel?

We deliver to:-
Caversham, Emmer Green, Peppard, Purley, Pangbourne, Theale, and Shinfield

Burghfield and Mortimer have their own small food bank in partnership with us – we can order from them on your behalf

For Lower Earley, Woodley and Winnersh refer to the Woodley Food Bank

There are a number of agencies who keep stocks of parcels to pass on directly to clients and we are always looking for partners to act as “hubs

If you represent an agency, charity, church or similar, please   or email admin @ readifood .org .uk

Please note that our online form is currently temperamental.

Or ring 0118 9 872 672 between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm or leave a message out of hours

There will be times when there is no-one in the office to answer your call simply because we are busy downstairs in the warehouse.  Again just leave a message.

Alison (Food Bank Manager)          Amanda  (FCG GeneralManager)             Wendy (Administrator)                 


However, all staff are part-time and we do get very busy in the warehouse so you may need to leave a message

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