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Real stories

“If foodbank wasn’t there I would probably have gone without food especially for myself. I would have been worried and anxious about how I would feed my children”

The Isle of Wight foodbank

The Isle of Wight foodbank

Isle of Wight foodbank provides emergency food and support to around 500 local people in crisis every month. 

No Money + No Food = Crisis.

We are a registered charity seeded by The Trussell Trust and operate solely from public donations to provide food for those in need. 

Every bit of food that is donated is then sorted at our warehouse and dealt out to our seven Distribution Centres across the Island. Frontline care professionals such as health visitors, IOW job centre etc. give foodbank vouchers to people in crisis and these can be exchanged for three days worth of food at a foodbank Distribution Centre. 

Our volunteers at our Distribution Centres will always take time to listen and signpost clients to further support. Thank you for visiting our website. 


The Isle of Wight foodbank Warehouse at Love Lane, Cowes, PO31 7ET is open every Mon/Wed/Fri from 9am to 12 noon for donations. 

We have seven distribution centres across the Island, which provide food to those in crisis every week.

You can find a local distribution centre in:  

  • Cowes (Love Lane)
  • Ryde
  • Newport
  • Ventnor
  • Sandown
  • Freshwater
  • Shanklin

Click Here for opening times and full addresses.

Where to Donate Food

Thinking of donating to foodbank? We rely on donations of non-perishable, in-date food items from our shopping list in order to feed people in crisis.

We’re also collecting unwanted clothes & textiles, including curtains and blankets (in any condition) to turn fashion into food at our clothing sales

You can donate food at our Warehouse in Love Lane, Cowes or at the large collection baskets situated near the exits in all Supermarkets Island-wide as well as many churches across the Island. 

Click here to download island wide list or contact us on info@isleofwight.foodbank.org.uk if you would like one of these points within your organisation.


Trussell Trust Foodbanks

The Trussell Trust foodbank network works in partnership with local churches and organisations to bring foodbanks to communities across the UK. There are now over 400 foodbanks which operate over 1,200 food distribution centres in the UK.

Find out about our national network here

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Isle of Wight foodbank provides emergency food and support to local people in crisis. We welcome help from local businesses and individuals to keep the project running.

Thank You to the following supporters... Co-op (Co-operative), Tesco Extra, Hovertravel, Rapanui, Spar, Waitrose, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Wightfire, Wight Raiders, Isle of Wight Radio, Isle of Wight County Press, and 71 Churches Island-wide to name but a few!