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Loose Ends Newbury
A Hot Meal and a Warm Welcome

Loose Ends Newbury is a well established drop-in centre for anyone  in our community who may otherwise go without a hot meal.  We welcome people who are homeless, lonely or vulnerable as well as those who are simply struggling to make ends meet. We are a registered charity and are run entirely by unpaid volunteers.

As well as providing nutritious food, clothes, and other essentials we offer a safe friendly space where people can socialise. We also liaise with other agencies who may be able to help our clients so that together, we can make a difference to people’s lives.

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Our Opening Times

Monday         12.30pm - 1.30pm Lunch

Tuesday        12.30pm - 1.30pm Lunch               Wednesday   09.30am - 11.00am Breakfast

Friday            09.30am- 11.00am Breakfast

Sunday          4.00pm  -  5.30pm Lunch

Last meal is served 15 minutes before closing

From Sunday May 5th 

During the cricket season please note that our times of service change on a Sunday.

Starting on May 5th we will be open:

4pm - 5.30pm

With last meal served at 5.15pm

Wishing Newbury Cricket Club a very successful 2024 season

Northcroft Kitchen -Our Family Service

Every Monday
(except Bank Holidays)



Northcroft Kitchen provides a free hot meal every Monday for any parent/carer, and their children, who is struggling with the cost of living.  We serve nutritious food with a vegetarian choice and delicious puddings in a family friendly environment.

Please come along to Newbury Cricket Club in Northcroft Lane.

Open from 3.30 to 4.45pm

(with last meal served at 4.30pm)

Volunteers Needed

Are you looking for something worthwhile to do?

If the answer is yes then please look at our Volunteer Page to find our more.

A Quick Way to Help

Want to help us with practical donations?

Take a look at our Amazon Wish List for a list of things

that we could do with right now.

Link to the list below:

Can you help with food for our clients?

Our shelves are looking very empty!


We always grateful for donations of tinned food (meat, fish, baked beans, veg, custard, rice pudding), or packets of food such as pasta, rice and cereal. Please look at our contact page to see how to get in touch  with us to arrange delivery to us or telephone: 07444 324686 and leave a message.

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Our Food

We aim to provide good quality, nutritious food at all our sessions - which also tastes great!

Maintaining high standards of hygiene and food safety is of the utmost importance to us iWe were delighted that we achieved a 5* rating from the Food Standards Agency when last inspected.

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Our Objectives

  • Assist the homeless and vulnerable in the Newbury area by providing a drop in centre open to all adults in need and additionally help families in need at our Northcroft Kitchen sessions

  • Serve a meal during each session
  • Distribute donated or purchased food during designated sessions
  • Distribute donated toiletries and clothing
  • Guide ('signpost') clients to other agencies or charities that may be able to offer more help as needed
  • Show compassion and acceptance to all

Community Group of the Year 2020 - Supported by Greenham Trust

"Lovely people. Amazing food"  Loose Ends Client

Many Thanks to all our Supporters and Volunteers

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