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SOUL Community - SOUL Church

Every Friday, SOUL Church serves a free hot meal to the community – and transport from the city centre so people are able to access it.

Norfolk feeds 5000logo243The SOUL Community meal at SOUL Church on Mason Road in Norwich is available to anyone at all - someone who's homeless and hungry or someone in the local community who wants to come out and meet people. Nobody is ever turned away.

The church runs a minibus that stops at the City Reach building and Bishopsbridge House and numbers have been increasing since this transport has been provided.
 
The meal is prepared by volunteers with mainly donated food from Tesco’s Fareshare scheme, which aims to reduce waste and alleviate poverty.  
 
Outreach Leader Katie Allen said, “We hope in the future to develop what we offer by running courses alongside, which would be of use to people. We do have a washing machine and shower available for the homeless community that visits.”

Factfile


Project: SOUL Community
Who: SOUL Church, Norwich
What: Free meal offered every Friday
Where: Soul Church, 4 Mason Road, Norwich
How many: 70 people every week
Contact: Katie Allen, Outreach Leader at katie.allen@soulchurch.com
 
www.soulchurch.com
Facebook: @soulchurchuk
Twitter: @soulchurchuk         

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Norfolk Feeds 5000 is a research project which aims to establish the extent to which the Christian community across Norfolk is meeting the simple command of Jesus to "feed the hungry".

Christian churches, groups and individuals across Norfolk meet the needs of the hungry and the thirsty every day of the year through foodbanks, free community meals, homeless projects, soup runs, Messy Church and other activities.
 
A simple survey has been conducted to attempt to quantify the extent to which this is happening and the findings of the survey will be published here, including many of the stories about the projects which feed people throughout Norfolk.
 
The project is supported by Celebrate Norfolk, Network Norfolk, Christian Aid, the Diocese of Norwich, Good News for Norwich & Norfolk and Bright Map and is named after the Bible story of the Feeding of The 5000.

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