Woodley's New Holiday lunch service for Children

Let me introduce you to a new initiative called Woodley Lunch Bunch. We have set up in response to the financial impact on many families during the pandemic.

What is Woodley Lunch Bunch?

We operate a packed lunch delivery service to children during the school holidays.

We deliver twice a week to families in Woodley who are having a difficult time financially, or in other ways. We also deliver an activity pack once a week, as well as a bag of food if we can.

We are a team drawn from the local community with advice from the Grub Club in Wokingham and help from councillor Shirley Boyt, Sewa Day and the food banks of Woodley and Wokingham.

We have been fortunate to receive some funding from Wokingham United Charities and Tesco Bags of Help as well as support and donations from other organisations listed in out thank you section.

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The Team with MP Matt Rodda

News

Lunch over, but Woodley Lunch Bunch plans a swift return - The Wokingham Paper

AFTER A BUSY six weeks, a Woodley organisation is taking time to reflect on its first summer in operation. Launched in June, Woodley Lunch Bunch has distributed more than 600 packed lunches to children during the summer holidays. Founder Juliet Sherratt said the experience has been full-on, but she's proud...

Woodley volunteer launches summer lunch club for families - The Wokingham Paper

CREATED just a month ago, the Woodley Lunch Bunch has started helping families today. The organisation was set up by Juliet Sherratt, who volunteered last summer with The Grub Club - a Norreys-based group that supports families who normally access free school meals over the holidays.

MP joins lunch bunch to deliver meals - The Wokingham Paper

THE MP for Reading East helped deliver free lunches to children last week. Matt Rodda, whose Reading East constituency includes parts of Woodley and Earley joined the Woodley Lunch Bunch to deliver free lunches to children who receive free school meals during term-time.

Donations

At Woodley Lunch Bunch we rely on the wonderful generosity of our local community who support us with food and activity donations, use of premises, and monetary gifts, as well as the generous nature of our sponsors who support us with wise advice and access to grants.

Our requirements change over time and can depend on the donations of our corporate supporting partners who are wonderfully generous and often provide us with bulk goods which is then reflected in the other items we request from our friends in the local community.

Food Donations

We ask for food donations during and just before our delivery periods.

We will also ask for specific donations at times between our lunch delivery periods, such as easter eggs and advent calendars.

We always need non perishable goods for our families. At the moment we also need:

  • Festive Foods
  • Festive Treats

Drop Off Points

Please Support Us

Any monetary donations are very gratefully received, big or small, once or recurring.

To donate please click on the button below to be taken to our GoFundMe page. Thank You.

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Please Get Involved

Thank you so much for showing an interest in Woodley Lunch Bunch. If you would like to volunteer to help us out in our efforts to provide support to families in the local area please provide your details below.

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Our Amazing Supporters

Woodley Lunch Bunch would not be possible without the support of some amazing individuals and organisations. We would like to express our thanks to all of the organisations shown below for their support in financial grant access, amazing food contributions and support in getting setup. Thank You!

Of course none of this would be possible without our amazing band of volunteers, who give their time, effort, skill and fuel to enable Lunch Bunch to provide the meals to support our community.

Thank You All!!!!