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Foodbank use continues to rise

NEW FIGURES SHOW 1987 EMERGENCY FOOD SUPPLIES GIVEN TO LOCAL PEOPLE BY THE ISLE OF WIGHT FOODBANK IN LAST YEAR… AN INCREASE ON LAST YEAR 1987 three day emergency food supplies given to local people in crisis by the Isle of Wight Foodbank in 2016-17 – feeding 4817 people. Latest statistics published by The Trussell […]

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Wightaid help to keep our van on the road for another year

We are excited to announce that WightAid have recently supported the foodbank by providing the funds required to keep our van on the road for another year. What does the foodbank need a van for? Throughout the week, food is delivered to 6 foodbank centres across the Island, where clients issued with a voucher can collect […]

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Changes to Isle of Wight foodbank centres

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, […]

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I, Daniel Blake: Ryde

Join us on Sunday 2nd April at Aspire, Ryde to watch a FREE showing of I, Daniel Blake – award winning & moving Film from Ken Loach. This film has won awards such as the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and the Prix du public at the 2016 Locarno International Film Festival. […]

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Random Acts of Kindness are helping people in crisis

Random Acts of Kindness are helping people in crisis

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Reflecting on the Festive Season

Christmas is always a busy time for us, with demand for the foodbank increasing as families struggle to budget, unemployment continues and the school holidays begin. Many people turn to the foodbank for help over this period, and we are pleased to be able to offer a helping hand where needed. Low income,  Debt,  Benefit […]

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Monthly Clothing Sale: February

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Isle of Wight foodbank thanks people for their generosity during the Neighbourhood Food Collection

This December, local people donated enough food for an incredible 5,714 meals at Tesco stores during the ninth Neighbourhood Food Collection.  The collection took place between 1st and 3rd December 2016, in partnership with Tesco, foodbank charity The Trussell Trust, and food redistribution charity, FareShare. For many people referred to a foodbank after being hit […]

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Family Friendly Carol Singing at the Kingston Arms, Cowes

Jackie is supporting us this Christmas by hosting a Family Friendly Event at the Kingston Arms in Cowes. On Tuesday 13th December from 7pm there will be Carol singing around the Piano, for all the family, plus a raffle in aid of the foodbank. Donations of food will also be collected during the event. We hope […]

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Just Turn Up & Sing: Handel’s Messiah

Isle of Wight foodbank is being supported by the Turn up and Sing event on Tuesday 13th December 2016 at St Thomas’ Minster, Newport, IoW. 7 pm for Singers, 7.30 pm for the Audience Entrance is free, but there will be a collection, with proceeds to charity ALL WELCOME- no rehearsals required. There will be an Orchestral Accompaniment […]

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