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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:

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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Latest news from Norwich Foodbank

FISH clubs continue throughout 2016
FISH clubs have been running since 2016, supported by Norwich foodbank. Read their latest newsletter here, which includes details of the clubs that ran, the activities families enjoyed and the many kind and dedicated people who enable the clubs to happen. More ...
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Summer news from Norwich Foodbank
Norwich Foodbank has just published its summer 2016 newsletter in which you can find out about the birth of Babybank Norfolk, FISH's second birthday, local businesses getting on board and trustee Lil Standage. More ...
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Supermarket pledges support for Norwich foodbank
Norwich Foodbank has been boosted with news that it is to get a permanent new collection point at a Sainsburys store in the centre of Norwich city centre, as well as being amongst local charities nominated for a public vote. More ...

About Norwich Foodbank

Providing emergency food for local people in crisis


If you were in crisis - where would you turn? Many of us have friends and family to turn to when the going gets tough. But what if your family could no longer help and you had nowhere else to go? What if the kids were hungry, the cupboards bare and you’re not sure where the next meal is coming from?

A sudden crisis such as an illness, family breakup, death, benefit delay or redundancy can leave people unable to feed themselves and their families. Such situations can quickly deteriorate sometimes leading to relationship breakdown, housing loss, crime and health problems.

Norwich foodbank supports local individuals and families who find themselves on the edge of disaster through the provision of emergency food supplies. These supplies take the form of nutritionally balanced emergency foodboxes to cover an individual or family’s basic needs for 72 hours: the critical time gap before the Social Services safety net “kicks in.”

We work closely with local care organisations whose professional care-workers identify people in crisis and give them a food voucher and refer them to one of our Distribution Centres. Here they are given a warm welcome, a hot drink and a foodbox and if they wish, a listening ear and help in finding other professionals who can assist them with the underlying problems that is causing their crisis.

Just by giving food and/or money to Norwich Foodbank - you can be a vital part of the community that’s providing emergency food to local people in crisis.

Thank you for helping your neighbour in need.


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8,870 food parcels given to local people in the last 12 months 

including 3,018 children,
up to 30th September 2016
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