What do we need?
You can help local people in crisis by buying items from the shopping list below and giving them to a Norwich foodbank collection point. The items in red are those that we currently need the most. Thank you for helping your neighbour in crisis!
During December, we would love to give some extra festive bits to clients, alongside the nutrional 3-day parcel that is given to those who have been referred. If you would like to give something 'Christmassy' we would suggest the following:
*Chocolate selection boxes
*Christmas pudding / cake
*Bars of chocolate
*Nibbles - crisps, nuts, biscuits
***But please remember, we are unable to accept fresh /perishable / home-made items***
* Long life milk
* Powdered milk
* Sugar - small bag (500g)
* Long life fruit juice
* Pasta Sauces - especially tomato-based (i.e. not curry sauces)
* Sponge Pudding (Tinned / long life)
* Tinned custard
* Tomatoes (Tinned)
* Tinned Veg - especially carrots, peas and green beans
* Rice Pudding (Tinned)
* Tea Bags (40s)
* Instant coffee
* Instant Mash Potato
* Cereal / snack bars
* Toiletries (see below)
* Tinned Meat inc tinned pies
* Tinned Fish
* Tinned Fruit
* Biscuits (sweet)
* Petfood (dog and cat)
* Washing up liquid and sponges
* Soap powder (small quantities)
Toiletries needed include deodorants, shower gel, shampoo, toilet rolls, shaving gel / foam and razors and feminine hygiene products (tampons / towels)
Last updated 1st November 2016
How it works
The Foodbank gives three days of emergency food to individuals and families in crisis. Local care professionals in the Norwich area refer people to us using a food voucher. At the Foodbank centre clients exchange their voucher for food supplies, here they also receive a give a cup of coffee, a listening ear and signposting to other professionals who can help them out of their crisis.
The Foodbank also supports existing local agencies working with distressed and destitute people by donating food in bulk.
The Foodbank allows the general public to contribute to and support local well-being in a simple practical way.