Corona changes a lot (Status 16.03.2020)

The Tafel Reichenbach informs about the changed modalities of food distribution in the next days:

The distribution of food continues

Monday: 13:30 to 15:30

Wednesday: 13:30 to 15:30

Friday: 11:00 to 12:30

The waiting area remains closed until further notice. We kindly ask the guests of Tafel Reichenbach not to come before the opening hours.

Admission takes place individually and with the request to use the disinfectant provided.

Please follow the instructions and instructions of the staff.

Inquiries are possible at any time under 03765 717893.

Please note possible changes. We try to communicate these as soon as possible.

Please stay healthy!

Review of the year 2019

At first the most important figures of ou statistics – but not so seriously

Can you imagine 47 african elephants walking through the Vogtland to Fritz-Ebert-Straße in Reichenbach? They don´t. But 47 elephants equals the 281 tons of fooddonations the volunteers collected in 2019.

Our Drivers didn´t take part in Cannonball Race. But they drove a distance from Reichenbach over Berlin, Amsterdam, Lissabon, Gibraltar to Equatoiral Guinea and one time around the equator.

Our volunteers worked 23,000 Hours without payment. Thats a calculated 2.6 years. Thank you for giving your time for foodbank and the people, who need our help.

In the year 2019 we counted 11,948 vistis in our foodbank. we helped 11,948 times to fill the plates.

But we also organized a party for childrens day, the everyyaer “Tafeltag” whether ist summer heat or the Advent market, on the only cold day this winter – he foodbank was present.

Now ist time to say “Thank you!” to the supermarkets, discounters, bakers, private gardeners and beekeepers for their fooddonations.

But there are also the conveying members, who give regularly money and other donors as well who help us to pay for different costs. Representative of everyone we would to mention the Company Schott-Winter from Lengenfeld, the Vogtlandbahn, the Volksbank Vogtland, “Sternquell hilft” such as municipality of Reichenbach, the distrikt Vogtlandkreis and the state of Saxnoy.

The next “Thank you!” goes to des Custumers of Rewe for the donated foodbags, to the costumers of Lidl for donation of bottle deposit an last but not least to the costumers of dm-market in Fraureuth for the tree of wisches for Christmas.

Thanks to all!

In 2020 we hope to continue the good collaboration with all our donors and helpers.

In own case

We have to say “Sorry” to all our friends and followers. Our donors wait for the words “Thank you!”, but it ie not our mistake.

Due to technical Problems our articles publishedat the end of December have disappeared. We do not know what kind of problems there are, nor can we do anything about them.

Now we ask you to read the article “Review of the year 2019”. It will pubolished next week.

20 years foodbank in Reichenbach – a reason to have a party?

20 years ago, on March 19th, the foodbank Reichenbacher Tafel opend its doors for the first time.

It started with a handful guests and some donors of food. One donated car went every day to the supermarkets and bakeries to collected food from them. Sometimes the volunteers went with their private cars to the donors.

In those 20 years a lot of changes happened.

In 2003 the volunteers founded an association to save the foodbank. In 2005 the Reichenbacher Tafel moved to a new domicile, the “Haus der Vereine” because the rooms in the old one were to small.

Today we help 200 to 300 people a week, more than 50 donors give us the food to help. Our drivers go with two new refrigerate vehicles to collect this. In our rooms we have a cold room and a cooling rack because we have to secure the cool chain.

All this equipment was possible to buy because a lot of people donated money for this, for example the customer of Lidl – they donated the bottle deposit. Last year we could buy some hygienic aluminum tables and a new cabinet for work clothes.

Every week 200 to 300 people come to the foodbank to get bread, cake, vegetables, fruits and so on. The volunteers and we help gladly, but we want to stop our work immediately, if all people can life from their income.

A jubilee is time for saying Thanks to all the people, who helped to go this way. As first we thank the volunteers. Some of them worked, in the last year alone more than 1000 hours without payment. Our eldest volunteer will celebrate her 80th Birthday in the summer and she stays young by working with us.

Secondly we thank all our donors. If the supermarkets and bakeries don’t give the food to us, the tables stay empty. If there is no one, who donates money, the vehicles stand still and the guests cannot get help.

At the moment we look for drivers for our refrigerate vehicles. If you have a driver licence and you are able to drive such a car, you can call us: 03765 717893.

The new outdoor area at the „Haus der Vereine“ is opened

29th May 2017 – after 10 years waiting – the mayor of Reichenbach im Vogtland, Raphael Kürzinger, opened the new outdoor area for official use by the Reichenbacher Tafel and the other clubs in this house.

The Foodbank Reichenbacher Tafel e. V. organized a small party for all guests with a tombola with attractive winnings, for children a wheel of fortune, presents for the beginning of school, some sweets and juice. The Member of Saxon Parliament Stephan Hösl donated a barbecue with delicious sausages and the city council donated alcohol free drinks.

A big surprise was a check the members of Lions Club brought with them – 1500 Euro for the foodbank to work on.

The guests could inform themselves about the work of foodbank Reichenbacher Tafel and they enjoyed the day in sunny weather with interesting discussions.

Welcome to the Website of the foodbank „Reichenbacher Tafel“

Since 1999 the foodbank “Reichenbacher Tafel” helps needy people with food and consumer goods.

Every day our volunteers are on the road with two refrigerated vehicles to collect food and other consumer goods donated by discounters, supermarkets, bakeries and other. After collecting the food other volunteers control these, sort and portioning the delivered food to give these to the guests of foodbank.

Since 2008 guests of the Reichenbacher Tafel need a card (so called “Tafelausweis”) to get food. You decide if you want to go to Reichenbach, Lengenfeld or Netzschkau. It´s not possible for you to use all shops of foodbank or to switch between the shops without permission.

For the card you have to provide the following documents:

  • If you are unemployed:
    • The decision you get from Jobcenter or ARGE
  • The child benefit decision (if you have one or more Children)
  • If you are asylum seeker
    • The decision of asylum seekers benefit
  • If you are pensioner
    • The decision of pension
    • Or the decision of pension for full employment reduction
  • Merit certificate
  • Or other documents concerning your income

Depending on the number of people in the household, there are limits of income. To get information about your limit, please contact us.

The foodbank “Reichenbacher Tafel” you can find in Reichenbach, in Netzschkau and in Lengenfeld.

Town Adress Map Day Opening time
Reichenbach Fritz-Ebert-Straße 25 Here you find us: Monday and Wednesday Numbers
12:30
Opening time
13:30 to 15:30
Friday Numbers
09:30
Opening time
10:30 to 12:00
Lengenfeld Engelgasse 6 Here you find us : Tuesday 13:45 to 15:00
Netzschkau Town hall (entrance
behind the town hall)
Here you find us : Thursday 13:00 to 14:00

If you have any questions please contact us:

Phone                                   03765 717893

Email                       mailto:info@reichenbacher-tafel.de