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 foodbank has supported 46,000 Islanders with food parcels in last ten years

foodbank warehouse

During their busiest month, Isle of Wight foodbank provided over 900 emergency food parcels

Tuesday, 30th March, 2021 5:58pm

By Hannah Hood with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight chippies donate 400 items to Foodbank

MB Carpentry Foodbank donations - in the donation boxes and receipt

With some time in between jobs, the team at MB Carpentry headed off to the supermarket to buy and donate 400 items to Isle of Wight Foodbank

Monday, 25th January, 2021 8:51am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight school spreads comfort and joy with a Reverse Advent Calendar

L to R Cian Smallwood-Butler (Head Boy), Maddie Cox (Head Girl), Ella Haydon (Deputy Head Girl) and Laurence McCraith (Deputy Head Boy) with the donations from St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary

Instead of opening an advent calendar window and taking out a treat, these pupils donated items to the Isle of Wight Foodbank

Wednesday, 16th December, 2020 5:13pm

By Nick Young

Sisters take on Christmas Day reindeer run to raise money awareness for Isle of Wight foodbank

Two people dressed as Reindeers

The sisters understand that Christmas and the New Year can be a difficult time for those in need, so they are going something to try and make this time a little easier for those who need it

Monday, 14th December, 2020 12:18pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Christ the King students embrace ‘Helping our Community at Christmas’

Foodbank donation from Christ the King College

The school collected an impressive donation of toys, plus £160 and also dropped an incredible donation of food and toiletries, along with a £40 donation to the Isle of Wight Foodbank

Friday, 11th December, 2020 2:52pm

By Caroline Curliss with one comment

Try the Reverse Advent Calendar this year to help Islanders who are struggling

The Isle of Wight foodbank has seen a rise in the number of people they've helped this year and Christmas will be no exception. Here's how you can help

Monday, 30th November, 2020 7:20am

By Southern Co-op

Over 2,000 food parcels given out on the Isle of Wight between April and September – Almost half to children

iw foodbank sorting food into boxes

There is growing concern at Isle of Wight foodbank, as these figures do not include the winter, which is usually their busiest time of year. Find out how you can help

Friday, 13th November, 2020 12:25pm

By Hannah King with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight singer auctions artwork in aid of Foodbank

lauran hibberd's auction artwork

Tickets are £3 each and all proceeds from the raffle will go to Isle of Wight Foodbank

Monday, 9th November, 2020 5:48pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight community steps up to the plate after free school meals vote loses in Parliament

empty plate on blue background

Demand for Isle of Wight emergency food parcels rose by a quarter in the last year, so Islanders have stepped up to help families on low incomes following the Government vote on food vouchers during school holidays

Friday, 23rd October, 2020 3:03pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Demand for Isle of Wight emergency food parcels up by a quarter in last year

iw foodbank sorting food into boxes

The vital work of the Isle of Wight Foodbank has only been possible in the last few months because of the incredible generosity shown by local people in donating food, time and funds

Thursday, 20th August, 2020 11:04am

By Hannah King with 2 readers' comments

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