Tomato Stall boost for Isle of Wight Foodbank

By a County Press reporter

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

 

Tomato Stall boost for Isle of Wight Foodbank

Isle of Wight Foodbank Warehouse manager Zoe Hawkes, administration assistant Rebekah Gibson, volunteers Jackie and Paula Carrington, Joni Rhodes from the Tomato Stall, volunteer Diane Milmore.

LUXURY stock from an Isle of Wight company has been donated to boost the Foodbank’s efforts to help those in need.

The Arreton-based Tomato Stall has donated surplus stock that has been discontinued due to changes in packaging or updated recipes.

Hannah King, manager of the Somerton-based Isle of Wight Foodbank, said: "We are delighted to be able to offer something extra to those coming to the Foodbank.

"The products are perfectly edible and have months left on their shelf life, so it makes perfect sense to see them put to good use."

A Tomato Stall spokesman said: "As a sustainable business, The Tomato Stall wanted to find a way to ensure this produce was not wasted and contacted the Foodbank to see if non-essential items would be considered.

"This week the Foodbank received a donation of 'luxury’ items from the Tomato Stall including Isle of Wight chilli ketchup and salsa."

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