Other help with food

Isle of Wight support with food

If you need help getting healthy food, these organisations may be able to help:

Living Well and Early Help

Living Well and Early Help can help with food, energy, debt and housing advice. They run community groups, coffee mornings and other activities.

Action 4 Support

Action 4 Support are based in the West Wight. They run programmes that include making and delivering boxes of food to local families. You usually need to be referred by a family liaison officer, head teacher, GP, Community Connector or health visitor. Email: info@wwtb.org

Ventnor Foodbank

An independent Community Foodbank is run from Baby Box, Victoria Street, Ventnor, PO38 1ET.
It is run by volunteers. No voucher or referral is needed.
Open Tuesday and Thursday between 10am and 12pm. For more information call: 07862 247694. 

Free Food Sandown 

Free Food Sandown have a free food shelf for anyone in financial difficulty. It's for all ages and for individuals and families. Email: pattilou@hotmail.com

Tidal Family Support

Tidal Family Support Ryde provides food parcels and toiletries to individuals and families who are in need, but who aren't necessarily getting  support. It’s a walk in, self-referral service and there is no need for vouchers. You do not need to be on benefits.
Call: 01983 639793

Chale Parish Council 

Chale Parish Council can provide food, household and personal hygiene goods to families and individuals in the parish.
Call: 01983 294606

Pan Together

Pan Together Newport can issue e-vouchers for the foodbank and can - in certain circumstances - offer crisis supermarket vouchers to households in Pan, Pan Meadows and Barton who are in particular hardship.

There is a 'help yourself' trolley outside at the front of the café. It's open Tuesday to Friday, 9 am to 3 pm. It provides surplus, just-in-date food to local residents on a first come, first served basis.

The community café provides freshly prepared, wholesome food at affordable prices. It is a social hub for Pan and provides signposting and support. Teas and coffees are £1 a mug, a slice of cake £1.50 and a full English breakfast costs £7.50. There's a special on Thursday lunchtimes.
Call: 01983 248170

Isle of Wight Foodbank

Find out how to use the Isle of Wight Foodbank

Low cost food ideas

Get simple hacks, tips and guidance to make the most of your food at home on the Love Food Hate Waste website

Meal plans, recipes and budget food ideas are on the BBC website

Use the BankTheFood app to find out what food our local foodbank actually needs.