A whopping 560 people living on the Isle of Wight were fed with the help of IW foodbank in December 2012.
It might seem a small number when compared to the 27,000 people in the UK that the Trussell Trust report received emergency food in the two weeks before Christmas, but is significant for the Island.
This coming weekend, Isle of Wight Foodbank are holding a fundraising clothing and furniture sale in order to raise awareness and funding.
If you are looking for brand new school uniform, make sure you put this date in your diary as they will have plenty on offer with prices starting at £2.50.
There’ll also be a range of nearly new clothes, shoes and boots, hats and gloves, coats and jackets, dresses and more from just 50p.
You can also drop off any unwanted clothes you may wish to donate.
IW foodbank HQ, Somerton Business Park, Newport Rd, Cowes, PO31 8PB (next to Steve Porter Transport and the Cowes Somerton Park & Ride).
Donations of good quality, clean furniture accepted, but please call the office on 01983 292040.
Text a donation
If you’re not able to go along to the sale on Saturday but would like to make a donation to the Isle of Wight foodbank, you can do so through your mobile phone.
Text FOOD34 £1 to 70070 – if you wish to donate more than £1, simply change the figure to your desired amount. Every pound is very much appreciated.
Find out more about Isle of Wight foodbank by visiting their Website.