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Still time to take part in the Isle of Wight Foodbank reverse advent calendar appeal

County Press staff handing over donations to the Isle of Wight 
Foodbank. From left, Kate Young, James Woolven, Rachael Rosewell, Tony Murphy from the foodbank, Tracy Curtis, County Press editor and publisher Alan Marriott and Sue Day. The County Press donated 42kg of food as part of the reverse advent calendar scheme.

County Press staff handing over donations to the Isle of Wight Foodbank. From left, Kate Young, James Woolven, Rachael Rosewell, Tony Murphy from the foodbank, Tracy Curtis, County Press editor and publisher Alan Marriott and Sue Day. The County Press donated 42kg of food as part of the reverse advent calendar scheme.

James Woolven

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Monday, December 11, 2017 - 13:56

THE advent period has now well and truly started, but it is not too late to join in with the Isle of Wight Foodbank's Christmas appeal.

The foodbank is piloting a 'reverse advent calendar' where people can donate an item a day during the advent period.

Individuals, families and organisations can create their own foodbank box and fill it up in the run up to Christmas.

A spokesperson for the Isle of Wight Foodbank said: "The idea is to not only raise food stocks but to raise awareness regarding the reality of food poverty particularly at this time of year.

"If you would like a calendar or food list or poster please contact us on 292040 or [email protected]"

Anyone who would like to fill their boxes in advance and get them in before Christmas can drop them at the foodbank on Love Lane, Cowes, up until 12.30pm on December 22.

The foodbank reopens after Christmas on January 3 and reverse advent calendar boxes can be also be dropped off then.

 


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