Isle of Wight Foodbank helps to prevent family breakdown, housing loss, crime
and mental health problems plus take time to listen and signpost people to further
support.” says Hannah King, Project Manager. “It’s not just people on low incomes
who are feeling the pinch at the moment, two rounds of benefit changes, increased
redundancy, fewer jobs & rising prices are having a real impact on local people.”
“Recent figures show that we are feeding in excess of 100 people a week on
the Island. These people find themselves in sudden crisis. No £ + No Food =
Isle of Wight foodbank relies on Islanders donating the food by way of supermarket
collections & personally at Collection points. February saw such generosity from
Sainsbury’s customers. Over one ton of food was donated! The charities’ second
hand clothes and furniture shops are in Cowes. Donate by texting FOOD34 £1 to
70070. Nearly New Clothes Sale – March 23rd, Waitrose Food Donation Collection
– April 27/28th. Trolley Push – May 9th.
IOW Foodbank is part of The Trussell Trusts network foodbanks. www.theisleofwightfoodbank.com 01983 292040 find us
on Facebook and Twitter.