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.

IW Foodbank logoSince 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.

Isle of Wight community raffle features prizes by some of the Island’s best artists, makers and producers

Painting of west wight landscape

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

Friday, 26th June, 2020 6:20pm

By Sally Perry

British Gas staff keeping Isle of Wight Foodbank donations from supermarkets on the road

British Gas and Foodbank deliveries

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

Where to get help if you are in fuel crisis this Christmas and New Year

cat on radiator by he gong

Citizens Advice Isle of Wight share this helpful information (including links) for those in fuel crisis this Christmas and New Year

Monday, 23rd December, 2019 11:28am

By Gretel Ingham

Have you been taking part in Isle of Wight Foodbank’s Reverse Advent Calendar?

iw foodbank sorting food into boxes

The food that has been donated as part of the Reverse Advent Calendar will be available to those who need it most for Christmas, but there is still time to help support people in the New Year

Friday, 13th December, 2019 6:19pm

By Sally Perry

Charity calls for political pledge to protect people from hunger after 820,000 food parcels given out in six months

three children at a door - shot from behind

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 say the Trussell Trust

state of hunger graphic from trussell trust

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

20 Isle of Wight households needed emergency food parcels every week day last year on average

foodbank warehouse

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

‘Stop the five week wait’: Isle of Wight foodbank urge Islanders to join the campaign

foodbank boxes being sorted

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

Pancake Challengers flip Pancakes for Poverty Awareness on the Isle of Wight

Cllr Lilley on Pancake Day

A target to raise £2,000 for Isle of Wight Foodbank and Isle of Wight Red Box project led to several councillors flipping pancakes yesterday. More within.

Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 10:03am

By Michael Lilley

Isle of Wight Foodbank’s call for urgent items needed

toilet paper toilet roll

There are specific items that Isle of Wight Foodbank are in need of this month. If you're able to help with supplies or money they would be extremely grateful.

Monday, 4th February, 2019 4:37pm

By Sally Perry

Ordinary people left to suffer whilst MPs argue, pontificate and scheme, say Vix

vix lowthion and brexit bus

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

Islanders join call for end to Universal Credit

xmas presence

Islanders came together to take part in a national Day of Action calling for Universal Credit to the stopped and scrapped.

Monday, 3rd December, 2018 7:52am

By Sharon McNamara