Appeal to help Isle of Wight Foodbank

By a County Press reporter

Thursday, July 3, 2014


Appeal to help Isle of Wight Foodbank

The Isle of Wight Foodbank team at Tesco in Ryde.

THE Isle of Wight Foodbank has appealed for support for a collection at Tesco.

Nationally the supermarket is working with foodbanks to collect five million meals worth of food in one weekend to help families in need.

People will be able to support the the Isle of Wight Foodbank effort, which started today (Thursday) and finishes on Saturday, at the Tesco Extra store, on the outskirts of Ryde.

"The Neighbourhood Food Collection will be hosted in all Tesco stores across the UK, collecting food that will then be given to people in need through Trussell Trust foodbanks or redistributed to community groups and other frontline charities that deal with food poverty by FareShare," said a spokesman. 

Volunteers are also needed to help with the collection tomorrow afternoon.

To get involved, please e-mail


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3rd July 2014, at 22:20:22

REMIND ME AGAIN what was TESCOs profits last year....£3 billion.
So Tesco will add 30 pence for every POUND you spend when you give it to the food band?
Ho Fing Ho What a deal.......Count me OUT...
I rather buy it from Lidl or Aldi because my pound go's further with them then take it to a food bank myself.

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