Isle of Wight Foodbank is asking local people to help bring festive cheer to families struggling to eat this Christmas by donating festive food items to the food bank. For some families, the Christmas boxes given out alongside standard food parcels will be their only treat this Christmas.
Isle of Wight Foodbank is hoping to collect enough Christmas food from the Island community for local people facing bleak times this Christmas. They will be given Christmas boxes containing mince pies, puddings, chocolates and other festive treats alongside a standard emergency food parcel. The food bank partners with frontline care professionals, such as health visitors, social workers and other community-based support workers, who are able to identify people in crisis and refer them to the food bank.
Isle of Wight Foodbank Manager Hannah King says: ‘Christmas is a very tough time to be hungry – it’s cold and it is heartbreaking to know you cannot give your children a Christmas treat when everyone else is celebrating. Hidden behind closed doors there are many Island families with little to look forward to this Christmas, the good news is we can all help. We hope that the Island community will join in with our Reverse Advent Calendar to help local people with little to look forward to a happier Christmas.’
If you would like to donate items for the reverse calendar and are unable to deliver to the Cowes warehouse, please drop any donations into The Brading Centre by Tuesday 30th December.Reverse Advent Calendar