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Food bank supremo Emma Revie: ‘This is the best job in the world – and it shouldn’t have to exist’

‘The Trussell Trust gave hungry Britons 2.5m food parcels in the last year. A million were for children. Its CEO, Emma Revie, talks about the failure of the benefits system, the strains of the pandemic – and her awe at the people who step up to help.’ Continue reading Emma Revie’s Guardian Interview here  

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Acceptable? Poem from a Person with Lived Experience of Poverty

Together, we can create a Hunger Free Future. When one person goes hungry, our whole society is weaker. Acceptable? A Poem written by a person with lived experience of poverty, read by volunteers and food bank staff. Together, we can create a Hunger Free Future. When one person goes hungry, our whole society is weaker. It’s time for change. […]

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‘Two Parcels Every Minute’ The Trussell Trust End of Year Stats ’20-’21

Record  2.5m emergency food parcels given  to people  across UK  with  just under  1m going to children –  that’s  two parcels  every  minute . The Trussell Trust is urgently calling on all levels of government across the UK to commit to developing a plan to end the need for food banks once and for all.  Today, […]

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Isle of Wight Foodbank Provides over 46,000 Emergency Food Parcels to Local People in Crisis in 10 Years

ISLE OF WIGHT FOODBANK HAS PROVIDED OVER 46,000 EMERGENCY FOOD PARCELS  TO LOCAL PEOPLE IN CRISIS IN 10 YEARS The Isle of Wight Foodbank is marking 10 years of supporting local people in crisis. Since we were established in 2011, more than 28,000 adults and 18,000 children have received a three-day emergency food parcel. Foodbank […]

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Tuesday Sessions at The Bay Foodbank to Resume – April 6th 2021

During this pandemic, we have seen volunteer numbers reduce due to self isolation, shielding and bubbles. Opening hours have also had to be adapted to keep our volunteers, staff and those needing the Foodbank safe. As we see the nation cautiously opening up, it is wonderful that The Bay Foodbank Centre will be resuming it’s […]

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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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