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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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NorwichfoodbankWarehouseNorwich foodbank users share stories  

Norwich's 10 foodbank distribution centres are proving a life saver for people from all walks of life, experiencing financial difficulty due to a wide range of reasons including benefit delays, illness and job loss.

“We get all kinds of people coming to the foodbank, we’ve had people pull up in their Mercedes after they’ve lost their jobs,” said one Norwich Foodbank volunteer describing to the EDP how anyone could end up having to rely on the life-saving service.

Jo Rose, 72, and Gary, 50, of Long Stratton volunteer at the Norwich Foodbank Distribution Centre at New Hope Christian Centre. They were former foodbank users in 2014 and have since become members of the church.

They fell into debt after Mr Rose was made redundant and had to become a full-time carer for his wife after she was diagnosed with breast and bone cancer.

“We had a mortgage to pay and all the money we had went on bills,” Mrs Rose said. “So we were living on nothing really. “I had no luxuries at all, we were living hand to mouth.?“The foodbank was amazing, to have bags of food was like Christmas.”

“It could happen to anyone - we had a man who lost his wife and he was so ill he couldn’t work,” she added.

To read the full EDP article including the stories of other users of Norwich Foodbank click here.  

Published: 22/01/2019
Article views: 3277

12,087 food parcels given to local people in the last 12 months 

including 4,436 children,
up to 31st Deceember 2019