Last updated:

20th November 2023

Help with food

Crisis and low cost food options in Wokingham Borough

Each dot on the map has more details about the service on offer. The map shows:

  • Blue dots are open to anyone in the community
  • Green dots require a referral, more information on how to get a referral below

SHARE Wokingham

SHARE Wokingham offers fresh produce, like bread and vegetables, for those who need it. These are surplus stock from local supermarkets.

More than 2,000 people use it each week and it has saved more than 1,000 tonnes in food waste since it was launched a few years ago.

Open to all, no referral needed. 


Royal British Legion, Eversley Road, RG2 9PR Thursdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm on the following dates:

  • 2, 16 and 30 November
  • 14 and 21 December 
  • 4 and 18 January
  • 1, 15 and 29 February
  • 14 and 28 March


St Andrews Church, Priestwood Court Road (RG42 1TU)

  • Fridays, 1pm to 2.30pm

Great Hollands, The Zone, Great Hollands Square, Bracknell (RG12 8UX)

  • Saturday 10am to 11.30am


FBC Centre, Gorse Ride North, Finchampstead (RG40 4ES)

  • Tuesday, opens at 10am  aim to arrive before 10am for the best choice of food

St Sebastians Church, Nine Mile Ride

  • Day to be confirmed


The Community Flat, 36 Frensham Green, RG2 8EH

  • Wednesday, 2pm to 3pm

Shinfield Community Church, 1 Fairmead Road, Shinfield (RG2 9DL)

  • Monday, 12.30pm  to 1.30pm, free cafe until 2pm

South Ascot

All Soul’s Church, All Souls’ Rd, Ascot (SL5 9EA)

  • Friday, tea and coffee from 12.15pm, foodbank open 1pm to 2pm


Hope Church, The Hope Centre, High Street (SL5 0NG), next to Nag’s Head Pub

  • Tuesday, 12noon to 1pm, tea/coffee from 11:15am


Rainbow Centre, Rainbow Park (RG41 5SG)

  • Wednesday, 1pm to 2pm, park in Centre Car Park


Norreys Church, Norreys Avenue (RG40 1UU)

  • Friday, 12.30pm to 2.30pm

The Well at King’s Church, 9 Station Road (RG40 2AD)

  • Wednesday, 11am to 3pm


Emmanuel Church Centre, Southlake Crescen (RG5 3QW)

  • Monday, 3.30pm to 4.30pm


These provide emergency food and support to people locally. You'll usually need a referral.

Lunch clubs are run in different parts of the area at certain times:

If you use the Salvation Army or Kaleidoscopic UK locally, they can also help with food. To see all these resources in one place, see our directory.

Apps for end of day food

  • Try the OLIO app, which connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away
  • Try the Too Good to Go app, Surprise Bags of food from local restaurants, grocery stores, cafés, and shops. Stops it going to waste if it hasn't been sold


Accessing lots of these services needs a referral.

You can get a referral from our teams who you may work with already such as housing teams, social workers, children’s services or benefits.

You can also get referrals from your child’s school and local charities or voluntary groups you already work with.

Citizens Advice Wokingham’s One Front Door may also be able to provide a referral. Use the online form or call  0808 278 7958, Monday to Friday. 


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