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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

Bishop to open his garden for Norwich foodbank
The Bishop of Norwich and Mrs Julie James will open their beautiful gardens to the public on the afternoon of Sunday, April 24 in aid of Norwich foodbank with refreshments, entertainment and the first outing of a Norwich themed model railway. More ...
Good Friday boost for Norwich Foodbank
Norwich foodbank's Lent campaign came to a climax on Good Friday when supporters and a local choir gathered on Hay Hill in the city centre with empty shopping trolleys to be filled with donated food. More ...
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. 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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8,507 food parcels given to local people in the last 12 months 

including 3,006 children,
up to 30th April 2016
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