There is a fantastic lineup of prizes in this community raffle organised to raise money for Mountbatten and Isle of Wight Foodbank during the Covid-19 crisis
Isle of Wight FoodBank
The Isle of Wight Foodbank started back in April, 2011 on the Island.
Their goal? – To provide packages of three days worth of food to families who find themselves in a difficult financial position. It doesn’t stop there, the volunteers also provide support to the people who come to pick up the food.
Since starting, it’s grown in many directions, in terms of events that it runs; the number of supermarket collections that they’ve made; they’ve raised money from employees of local businesses; and most importantly, the growing number of people they’re needing to feed.
If you want to get an overview of how it came about on the Isle of Wight and why it’s needed, have a listen to the OnTheWight podcast with Hannah, the founder of the Island group.
An operation to shift food donated by Tesco and Sainsbury's to Isle of Wight Foodbank has been made possible thanks to British Gas staff, with some help from Hitachi and Red Funnel. Well done to all involved
Friday, 22nd May, 2020 6:48pm
By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments
Charity calls for political pledge to protect people from hunger after 820,000 food parcels given out in six months
Steepest increase in people needing foodbanks for past five years as number of parcels given out soars 23%, say The Trussell Trust
Monday, 25th November, 2019 12:50pm
By Hannah King with 11 readers' comments
94% of people at food banks are destitute - just one of the findings of the State of Hunger Report commissioned by Trussell Trust. Read the key changes they are calling for to help protect people from hunger
Wednesday, 13th November, 2019 12:37pm
By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments
5,067 emergency food parcels given to local people in last year, the Isle of Wight Foodbank reveals, with almost half of those going to children.
Friday, 26th April, 2019 4:55pm
By Hannah Hood with 2 readers' comments
The Trussell trust say Universal Credit should be fighting poverty, not forcing people to use foodbanks.
Monday, 15th April, 2019 6:13pm
By Sally Perry with one comment
Vix Lowthion says that whilst Theresa May’s government has completely lost all ability to govern, ordinary people continue to suffer the unfairness and inequality, instability and disruption.
Thursday, 13th December, 2018 8:09am
By Vix Lowthion with 12 readers' comments