Click here for details of the Reading local food banks.


We distribute to Reading people through Food Banks.

Reading Lions Club has Food Donation Boxes at multiple homes and businesses across Reading. We collect food and toiletry item donations weekly, helping ensure that local food banks can distribute to people in Reading in need.

If you have an active neighbourhood group, are in a busy residential location or a business where customers may wish to donate, please contact us. We have a limited number of spare boxes available. 

Thank you to those Food Donation Heroes who have helped collect over £120,000 worth of food during the pandemic and beyond. The demand unfortunately continues.

How can you help? 

Reading Lions provides a Free box which you place outside. We visit and empty weekly, with no contact required. 
Whether a regular donation of a can of food, Christmas stock or a commercial clear-out, we also make one off collection direct from individual donors. 

Food you donate will be forwarded to vulnerable individuals, groups and families in Reading and appreciated more than you ever know. Making you a Hero in another's eyes.

The following items are in great demand: Tins of fruit, tuna, cooked meat, pasta & sauces, long life milk, coffee, squash, jam, peanut butter, instant porridge, cup a soup, noodles, instant custard, toiletries - NOW Prescription Glasses too.

PLEASE DO NOT DONATE if you or if any member of your household or someone within immediate contact is displaying symptoms of or are suffering with diagnosed Covid-19.

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Prescription Glasses (no cases) also collected here. Millions of people Worldwide have seen sight restored since 1967


Please adhere to distancing rules when parking and dropping off.

7 Greenfinch Close, RG31 4SY
108 Usk Road, RG30 4HU
8 Armour Hill, RG31 6JS 
84 Thirlmere Avenue, RG30 6XL
34, Hayward Way, RG30 4QP
The Cooperative Shop, The Colonade, Overdown Road (inside the shop on the left)

The Ironing Lady, 848, Oxford Road Reading, R30 1EL.

Meadway News, 151 The Meadway RG30 4AP
50 Park Lane RG31 5DT
14 Highbury Drive RG31 5JL
Fledglings Day Nursery, 51 Armour Hill RG31 6JP
98 Cotswold Way RG31 6SR
61 Westwood Glen, RG31 5NW
Village Surgery, Westwood Road RG31 5PP
Gym Group Reading West, Unit 3, Reading Retail Park, Oxford Road, Reading, RG30 1PR 
48 Rotherfield Way, Emmer Green. RG4 8PL
Londis, 110 Elizabeth Court Gosbrook Road, Caversham RG4 8BJ (Box inside main entrance)
Co-Op, 23 Southview Avenue, Caversham RG4 5AB
AW Cycles, 110 Henley Road, Caversham, RG4 6DH between 10.00am and 4.00pm.
(please note: The shop is operating a closed door policy - Please ring the bell and a member of staff will collect).  
Woodcote Village Wine & Beer, 4 Cavendish Road, Caversham, RG4 8XUe Way Post Office & News,
Cooperative Shop, 100 Southview Avenue, Caversham, RG4 5BB 
Londis Shop 320 Hemdean Road, Caversham RG4 7QS
Woodcote Way Post Office & News 30, Woodcote Way, Caversham, RG4 7JH
The Weller Centre, 110 Amersham Rd, Caversham RG4 5NA
2 Trelleck Rd RG1 6EN l
Whitchurch Hill:
2 New Buildings, Whitchurch Hill RG8 7PW (An open community site is being sought)
43 Kenilworth Avenue RG30 3DL
University Area:
Chancellor House Surgery 6 Shinfield Road RG2 7BW
Additional sites use private group collection boxes

Want to get involved? email here 
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New Beginnings Reading We are donating our food collections to 'New Beginnings' - a Reading charity dedicated to the relief of poverty, financial hardship and homelessness. They open their Community Fridge weekly, providing free food and living essentials to an average of 50 individuals and 23 families every day. Once a week they also provide a hot meal, cake and fruit to takeaway to those in need.

WDCA-logoWe are also donating some of our food collections to the local foodbank managed by Whitley Community Development Association in Whitley. They need all the help we can give as demand is increasing. 

"Thank you, Lions, for your support. Your donation today to Whitley Community development association is really appreciated."

We are all living in unprecedented times but Reading Lions Club is here to help when it can. Contact us if you know of someone in need of assist

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We cannot thank those participating individually, to ensure that others are not going hungry today. You are all Heroes.

A big thank you to everyone collecting for us on a regular basis - your contributions are amazing! 

The Lions Club of Reading is a registered charity (No.1193075) - Members volunteer their time supporting many in need in Reading.

We continue to look at new ways to help those in need. Contact us if you know of someone in need of assistance or of a local cause that needs support. The Lions Club of Reading is a registered charity (No. 1193075) - All club members are volunteers offering their time freely to support those in need in Reading.

Food Heroes Download 1Click here and here to download artwork