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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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Foodbanks feed population of two Norfolk towns

Norfolk foodbanks have fed the equivalent of the populations of Norfolk towns Attleborough and Aylsham combined in the last nine months alone. Keith Morris reports.

 
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From April to December 2013 foodbanks across Norfolk fed a staggering total of 16,332 people, almost the same as the populations of  Aylsham  (6,016 population - from 2011 Census) and Attleborough  (10,549) combined. 
 
Cromer foodbank fed 1,700 people, King’s Lynn (2,360), Mid Norfolk (1,674), Norwich (7,096), Thetford (1,502), Waveney (797) and Great Yarmouth (1,203 – only recently opened).
 
The figures were collected by Norwich foodbank manager, Grant Habershon, who said: “With nine meals per person in each box that is the equivalent of providing 195,984 meals.
 
“All the people foodbanks help have been referred there by trained professionals – they cannot simply turn up to claim food. Whatever the reasons behind their need, they are all proud people who do not want to ask for help but have nowhere else to turn.
 
“They are people who may have suffered a sudden bereavement, illness or redundancy, or whose benefits have been changed or delayed – but all of them are in crisis,” said Grant.
 
“Their immediate issue is that they have no food, and our food boxes solve that immediate need. We can then point them onwards to further help when they need it.”
 
The shocking figures were revealed shortly after the Norfolk area foodbanks received boosts from two recent public collections.
 
A collection for local foodbanks at Norwich City’s recent home match against Hull City raised £2,700. Grant said: “We had 43 wonderful volunteers most from local Rotary Clubs and the organisation of the day was done by Rev Philip Young of Norwich St Edmund Rotary Club. Both sets of supporters were great with many Hull fans also very willing to donate to our cause.”
 
The second collection followed a Christmas appeal by Archant Norfolk newspapers, the Norwich Evening News and the Eastern Daily Press, which collected over 150 boxes of food plus £2,500 in cash for foodbanks across the region.
 
Pictured above, Rotarian Alan Price collecting for Norfolk foodbanks outside Norwich City’s Carrow Road stadium.
Published: 30/01/2014
Article views: 3825

11,505 food parcels given to local people in the last 12 months 

including 4,207 children,
up to 30th September 2019
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