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Norwich Food Bank supports people in crisis by providing emergency food supplies and other essential household items

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.

Our Impact

Ami, Enquiries Officer

I don’t know why I felt compelled to work in the charity sector – in all honesty, when I was starting my A Levels, I wanted to be a doctor! I studied International Relations at the University of Exeter and started to see all these issues that were affecting people’s lives – very quickly I…

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Paul, Fundraising Support Officer

I’m from south London, born and raised in Croydon. I worked initially in the travel industry before joining my family’s construction business, which I ran for 20 years.   I joined freemasonry in 1994 and soon became involved with masonic charity. I realised that the charity sector was where I wanted to work, but because…

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Roy, Lincolnshire

When my daughter became ill four years ago, we took in our two young grandchildren, Adam and Amymae. Of course we were very happy to have them live with us, but we didn’t realise just how much it would increase our outgoings. With two extra mouths to feed, the electricity bills and the cost of…

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Ted and Sally

After a premature birth, Ted developed cerebral palsy which means that he can’t walk or stand unaided. Sally’s father is a freemason and got in touch with us to see if we could support the family in any way. Ted now has an ‘Upsee mobility harness’ that we part funded and allows him to walk…

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