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Supporting Local People in Crisis for 5 Years

The Isle of Wight foodbank has now been operational for five years and during this period the organisation has fed (to-date) 21,529 local people in crisis (13,242 adults and 8,287 children) from the 236 tonnes of food kindly donated by the local community. Isle of Wight foodbank was established in April 2011 and opened its […]

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The Foodbank Challenge

To mark the fifth anniversary of the Isle of Wight Foodbank, James Woolven, Isle of Wight County Press reporter recently took part in the Foodbank Challenge- to live on nothing but the emergency supplies provided by the foodbank for 3 days.   Click here to read how it went!    

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Update on Eat Well Spend Less Course

‘Eat Well Spend Less’ is part of the Trussell Trust’s More than Food programme which encourages foodbanks to widen their support beyond food to help people in crisis break the cycle of poverty. Our Eat Well Spend Less has been running now for 6 weeks. We have had a great time together learning basic cooking […]

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The Trussell Trust scoops top award at the Charity Awards 2016

The Trussell Trust has taken the Overall Award at this year’s Charity Awards for its nationwide network of more than 400 food banks which provided emergency food parcels and support to more than a million people last year. The Trussell Trust was chosen as the Overall Winner by this year’s judges from a total of […]

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Tesco Neighbourhood Food Collection

The summer months can be a difficult time for families who are already managing on extremely tight budgets. The lack of free school meals and the cost of funding childcare can put an additional pressure on families, with many foodbanks seeing an increase in referrals during this time. Support people facing hunger and poverty this […]

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2nd July Monthly Pre-Loved Clothing Sale, Coffee & Cake

Pick up a summer bargain! Why not come along to our monthly pre-loved clothing sale at The Foodbank Centre, Love Lane from 10am to 1pm and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with some home made cake… we have a wide selection of brand new and pre-loved clothing including top brands, sportswear, school uniform […]

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Isle of Wight Festival Ticket Winners 2016

Thank you so much to the Isle of Wight Festival for supporting us by giving us a pair of weekend camping tickets, which we auctioned to the highest bidder. Thank you to everyone who bid on the tickets. Congratulations to Chelsea and her mum, Tracey Rodd who were the winners! We hope that you had a great weekend!

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Eat Well Spend Less

We are excited to announce our new scheme for 2016 – Eat Well Spend Less, a free, six week budgeting and cooking course.  When we first started the Isle of Wight foodbank, our aim was to help islanders who for whatever reason couldn’t afford to feed themselves.  Now that we are into our fifth year, […]

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4th June Monthly Pre-Loved Clothing Sale, coffee & cake

Why not come along to our monthly pre-loved clothing sale at The Foodbank Centre, Love Lane from 10am to 1pm and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with some home made cake… we have a wide selection of brand new and pre-loved clothing including top brands, sportswear, school uniform & evening wear.  Brands including: […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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