Norwich Food Bank supports people in crisis by providing nutritionally balanced food supplies and other household essentials.
A sudden crisis such as an illness, death, family break up, redundancy or benefit delay can leave people unable to feed themselves. These situations quickly deteriorate, leading to further problems. Norwich Foodbank supports people on the edge of disaster by providing emergency food supplies and other essential household items.
The food parcels are designed to be nutritionally balanced and will cover an individual or family’s basic needs for 72 hours, the critical time gap before other support services kick in.
The charity works closely with other local organisations who are able to identify people in crisis and refer them to one of the distribution centres. Visitors receive a warm welcome, a hot drink and foodbox, and if they wish, a listening ear and help in finding other organisations who can assist them with the underlying problem that is causing their crisis.
In 2017, Norwich Food Bank received £2,000 to help support local people in crisis
Norwich Foodbank is a Christian charity, supporting local people in crisis by providing emergency food parcels. The £2,000 we received from the Masonic Charitable Trust will cover the costs of our volunteer drivers for 12 months as they collect donations and deliver to our 10 distribution centres across Norwich – literally keeping the flow of food moving! We anticipate that we will give out over 8,500 3-day food parcels during 2017 and your gift will enable us to ensure the timely and efficient collection and delivery of all that is needed to support those in crisis.