VENTNOR Foodbank is changing.

It will become Ventnor Community Foodbank and will operate independently of the Isle of Wight Foodbank and the Trussell Trust.

It will still be based at the Baptist Church in Pier Street and will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 12 noon.

It will be run by volunteers with the full support of Ventnor Town Council, St Catherine’s Church and Ventnor Baptist Church. The foodbank will still offer food parcels to families and individuals experiencing food poverty – but will no longer require vouchers.

The foodbank will depend on the continued generosity of the community and will need donations of food and toiletries to keep going. Donate at the church during foodbank times. There may be donation points in place soon.

The foodbank will be working in partnership with Babybox, a Ventnor-based project that provides baby food, nappies and other essentials for families.

For more information about the foodbank, contact Suzie Metcalfe on 07879 270929 or