A foodbank will be able to stay in its home at the Slough Trading Estate for free for three more years after its lease was extended.

Slough Foodbank’s warehouse, which is in Montrose Avenue, is used to store donated food before being sorted and transported to food distribution centres in Slough, Langley, Wexham and Cippenham.

It is also where the public can drop-off any non-perishable food they want to donate.

SEGRO extended the lease this week, saying the foodbank “provides a vital resource for thousands of local residents who are experiencing food poverty”.

The firm said in 2018, Slough Foodbank provided residents in crisis with more than 4,000 three-day packages, supporting 1,350 children and more than 2,650 adults experiencing food poverty.

Paul Lewis, regional director, Thames Valley and Data Centres, SEGRO said: “Here at the trading estate, we are aware of the positive impact business can have in supporting the local community.

“Slough Foodbank makes a huge difference to those experiencing difficult times which is why it was important to us to continue supporting their great work by extending their lease at no cost.”

Sue Sibany-King, Slough Foodbank manager said: “A foodbank warehouse is not only used to store donated items but also to type and date sort them.

“The in/out flow is unpredictable, governed by both generosity and need. Our volunteers need a place to work to ensure that sufficient food and other basics are available at each of our four distribution centres.

“We are therefore grateful to SEGRO for providing us with this facility free of charge. It really does enable Slough Foodbank to help those in need in the Slough community.”

Anyone wanting to donate food can go along to the foodbank between 1pm and 3pm on Wednesdays and 10am-12pm on Fridays.