The Prince and Princess of Wales have visited Windsor Foodshare to hear more about the support that the organisation provides to individuals and families living in the local area.
The Prince and Princess of Wales visited WIndsor Foodshare, which is marking it's 10th anniversary later this year, where they joined volunteers to sort food donations and prepare packages for the charity’s clients to collect later that day.
Windsor Foodshare provides short-term weekly help in the form of food parcels containing ambient foods, bread, eggs, fresh fruit and vegetables to any local household where there is a likelihood of an individual or family going hungry due to a lack of funds. Toiletries and cleaning products are also provided on a monthly basis.
The organisation, which forms part of Windsor Christian Action, is completely reliant on monetary and food donations from individuals, businesses and local retail outlets.
Upon arrival, The Prince and Princess met those involved in running the service to learn more about the support they provide to those in need, and about the charity’s founding principles which centre around treating everyone as equals and making no judgements on their circumstances.
Their Royal Highnesses also heard about the impact that the rising cost of living has had on the demand for the service, which operates on a referral basis from a variety of sources such as schools, doctors, social services, churches and community wardens.
In 2022 the charity helped to feed over 7,000 local residents, an increase of 18% from the previous year’s support, meaning that on average 150 people receive food per week from Windsor Foodshare. The organisation also runs a home delivery service for people with mobility requirements and those who do not have access to transport.