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Reverse Advent Calendar

  Each year our Reverse Advent Calendar has proved a popular way of showing how Christmas is about giving as well as receiving. With over 950 people supported last December, and we’re expecting a 61% increase this year, this Reverse Advent Calendar is a wonderful way in which you can help local people in crisis. […]

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Foodbank use forecast to rise this winter

New research reveals food banks in the Trussell Trust network are forecast to give out six emergency food parcels a minute this winter, a 61% increase on last year. Find out more.

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Why not fresh?

With lockdown changing our shopping, eating, and growing habits, there is now a surplus of fruit and veg on the Island. This is wonderful as many are giving away their extra fruit and veg for free. In response to Social Media comments asking why we do not accept these fresh items, please allow us to […]

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Job Vacancy – Volunteer Coordinator

THIS POSITION HAS NOW BEEN FILLED. The Isle of Wight foodbank is seeking to appoint a Volunteer Coordinator. This will be a paid position for 25 hours per week. The purpose of the post is to oversee the supervision and coordination of volunteers at the Isle of Wight foodbank within in the social franchise of […]

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British Gas, Red Funnel and Tesco join forces to help fight food poverty on the Isle of Wight

Between April and July this year, over 12 tonnes of food were generously donated to us from Tesco. A team from British Gas, with the use of their British Gas vans, have collected from the Mainland then delivered this food to us every week. Red Funnel have entirely supported the crossings for two vans to […]

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Partnering with Bankuet

WE ARE PARTNERING WITH BANKUET to find an easier way for you to donate to us. Bankuet delivers the things we need, when we need them. All you need to do is click on this link to donate the things we need: * DONATE HERE: http://www.bankuet.co.uk/isleofwight * Do you have 30 seconds? Here is a short video […]

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Coronavirus and Foodbanks

‘As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds in the UK, our main priority is ensuring the safety of everyone who comes to a food bank – whether it’s someone needing help, someone volunteering their time, or someone making a donation.’ – Trussell Trust. The Isle of Wight Foodbank will continue to run our Cowes, Newport, Ryde, Ventnor […]

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We are still open

W E   A R E   S T I L L   O P E N. However, how we operate is looking different from today. Our Foodbanks around the Island are still open and supporting locals in crisis (apart from our Freshwater cafe). From today, food vouchers will be fulfilled with a pre-packaged food […]

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Coronavirus update

Whilst there will be changes to the way we operate, the Isle of Wight Foodbank will continue to support local people in crisis. Please check back here tomorrow for more details on what those changes will look like. We would like to thank you all for your support and also thank you for your patience as […]

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Pre-Loved clothing and Textile Sale – 7th March

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