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TOMATO STALL HELP LOCAL FOODBANK

Foodbank Tomato Stall donation photoLocal producers the Tomato Stall have become the latest business to assist the Isle of Wight Foodbank on their mission to provide emergency food for local people in crisis.

The Cowes based charity welcomes donations of in-date, non-perishable food items that can be donated to those in need, with a suggested list of foods featuring essential items including rice, pasta and tinned vegetables.

The Tomato Stall, based in Arreton, specialises in tomato inspired products and often has surplus stock that has been discontinued due to changes in packaging or updated recipes. As a sustainable business they 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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Hannah King, Foodbank Manager 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.”

For more information about the Isle of Wight Foodbank visit isleofwight.foodbank.org.uk. For more information about the Tomato Stall visit thetomatostall.co.uk

Photo: Warehouse Manager Zoe Hawkes, Admin Assistant Rebekah Gibson, volunteers Jackie & Paula Carrington, Joni Rhodes from the Tomato Stall, volunteer Diane Milmore

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