A generous Slough store has donated £2,000 of food and more than £8,000 cash towards meals for vulnerable and isolated residents.

After the One Slough team reached out to the store, Mleczko in Slough High Street gave the food to Windsor Forest Colleges Group as well as ongoing donations of bread and meat, enabling the team there to prepare meals at its Langley College campus for vulnerable and isolated residents .

Now the store has taken a step further and donated £8,961 from its carrier bag tax to local charities through the Slough Giving - COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund. The carrier bag tax is charged in store for single-use plastic carrier bags and does not go to the government. Instead, retailers are expected by the government to give the proceeds of the scheme to good causes.

Mleczko have a number of stores in the south east with Slough being the largest opened so far, stocking a wide range of traditional Polish foods, the bread, rolls and cakes baked in their own family bakery.

Michael Mleczko, company director said, “Now more than ever, we all need to support the community. We feel privileged that we are in a position to help in some way.”

Local charities and community organisations are experiencing a huge surge in demand and are working to ensure that Slough people have the support they need to get through the emergency and beyond.

Business wishing to donate money can do this through the Slough Giving - COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund at https://sloughcvs.org/donate/ or to find out more about donating your carrier bag tax fund contact Samina Hussain at sam@sloughcvs.org.uk