Faith Christian Group was started in 1990 as a response to a need which its founder, Jim McConnell, saw on the streets of Reading. He saw those sleeping rough in our town and was moved to take them hot drinks and food. This still continues several nights of the week.

In 2005 we started ReadiFood, Reading’s main foodbank. Delivering emergency food to those households in need.

January 2015 saw the beginnings of winter night shelter; seven nights a week provision for those sleeping rough to come into the warm for a meal, place to sleep and breakfast.

The Pantry Network here in Reading started in 2022 at Norcot; providing food at a subsidised rate as well as somewhere where local people to get additional support and friendship. Since then we have several other locations across the town.