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Norwich Foodbank is a company incorporated in England and Wales (Co. No. 7051996) with limited liability by guarantee. 

Charity number 1143528 - registered for Gift Aid with HMRC - No XT22368

Registered office address:
Norwich Foodbank
Henderson Business Centre,
51 Ivy Road, Norwich NR5 8BF
Tel: 01603 251733 E-mail: admin@norwich.foodbank.org.uk

The name Norwich foodbank is used in all its works.
Patrons Rt Revd Graham James, Bishop of Norwich, Delia Smith CBE and Susan Hill CBE.

 

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Norwich Foodbank given hundreds of Easter eggs 

Generous people have donated hundreds of Easter eggs to Norwich foodbank, helping to bring hope and a treat to children whose families were referred to the foodbank over the Easter period.

 
The foodbank received generous donations of Easter eggs from local people, including Radio Norwich, Holy Trinity Preschool Playgroup, and a local dad who donated 200 Easter eggs because he didn’t like the idea of kids going without.
 
Hannah Worsley, Project Manager, said: “Thank you so much to everyone who donated Easter eggs to the foodbank – your generous donations mean that we were able to give an Easter egg to all children who needed our help in the run up to Easter this year, and to adults too!
 
“Easter is a time of hope. People tell us that the foodbank gave them hope: hope that there are people that care, hope that things will soon start to look up. Last year alone, 34% of the people we supported with food parcels were children. Week in, week out at the foodbank we’re seeing families from across Norwich who have hit crisis – we’re here not only to give emergency food, but also to sit and chat over a cup of tea, bringing some light when people hit rock bottom.
 
“The community is fantastic in supporting our work to help local people facing hunger. We know that without your help this Easter, there would have been families who would have struggled to put food on the table on Easter day, and children across Norwich who wouldn’t have received an Easter egg, because money is just too tight for their family. Thank you so much for your donations – we have seen some happy, smiling children this week and very grateful parents thanks to your kindness.”
 
Going forwards, the foodbank is always grateful for donations of food and are currently most in need of:
 
Instant mash
500g bags of sugar
Long life milk
Long life fruit juice
Small quantities of washing powder
 
These can be donated at many supermarkets including Tesco Blue Boar, Tesco Harford Bridge, Tesco Guildhall Hill, Morrisons Riverside, Morrisons Catton, Asda on the Boundary, Waitrose Eaton, Waitrose Wymondham, Roys of Wroxham, Roys at Bowthorpe, most East of England co-ops.
 

There is a final chance to donate to Norwich foodbank's Lent campaign on Good Friday at 12noon on Millennium Plain in the city centre, when there will also be a short time of reflection, music and prayer.


Pictured above are some of the hundreds of donated Easter eggs.

 

9,525 food parcels given to local people in the last 12 months 

including 3,139 children,
up to 30th April 2017
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