Thu. Dec 3rd, 2020

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Foodbank now open on Saturday mornings

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To respond to increasing demand, Ventnor Community Foodbank will now be opening on Saturday mornings from 10.00am to 12.00 noon from tomorrow (Nov 14) in addition to their usual hours on Tuesday and Thursday.

The foodbank is based at the Baptist Church in Pier Street. All are welcome – there is no voucher or official referral required. Please just turn up.
Co-ordinator Suzie Metcalf said: “In these difficult times it is vital that people facing difficulties can access food and household items at convenient times. By opening on Saturday mornings and offering deliveries we hope to help as many as we can.

“The support from residents and businesses in our town has been incredible and we would like to thank those who have made donations of food and cash. Special thanks must go to Phoebe and Page and the staff at Golden Sands, who collected their tips and purchased food to donate to the foodbank, and also to the congregation at St. Catherine’s Church, The Crab and Lobster and to Ace Waste.

“We have received another anonymous donation for £1,000 and we must give a shout out for Alex Walsh and his incredible hill run and fundraising for the Foodbank. And of course to Ventnor Baptist Church for their kindness in letting us use their premises.”

The collection points for the foodbank are at the Co-op, Boots, Tesco, and St. Catherine’s Church in Ventnor and at Norris Family Stores in Niton. This week the Ffodbank is short of: custard, meat such as Fray Bentos pies and tins of ham, tinned rice pudding, sponge puddings, biscuits, coffee, toilet paper, baby food, baby wipes and nappies.

You can find out more by contacting Suzie Metcalfe on 07879 270929 or by email to suzie.metcalfe@googlemail.com