The Isle of Wight foodbank’s centre at Shanklin will be holding its final session on Wednesday 29th March – after this date foodbank clients will be advised to attend other local foodbank centres such as the Sandown or Ventnor foodbanks to receive their emergency food.
Looking at our statistics for the Isle of Wight, it is recognised that demand can be managed with three rather than four foodbank centres on the east side of the Island. This decision will help the Isle of Wight foodbank manage resources more appropriately. The foodbank is continuing to feed an average of 450 people per month and the closure of the Shanklin foodbank is no reflection on the level of need for support in crisis.
The Isle of Wight foodbank would like to publicly thank the Shanklin Methodist Church for hosting the Shanklin foodbank centre as well as thanking all the volunteers for their loyalty and commitment over the past five years.