Free Christmas hampers offer to Norwich churches 

A Norwich Christian charity has 500 hampers and 1000 meals to give away to those facing food poverty this Christmas and wants to partner with local churches and groups to find suitable recipients.

ENYPChristmasJoy500Logox616ENYP has teamed up with local Foodbanks, supermarkets, food chains and restaurants across Norwich to provide hampers and meals to those most in need this Christmas, in its Christmas Joy Hamper project.
ENYP Director, Rev Danny Doran-Smith, said:  “In the current financial climate, the news and statistics evidence the difficulties that families face, particularly with food poverty. Growing numbers of families are unable to meet the basic needs of providing food, and this has an impact on the wellbeing of the family.
“In almost a third of families, at least one member of the household will skip a meal in order to make ends meet, and the loss of free school meals during the school holidays can cost a family an additional £30+ per week.
“As a charity, ENYP works in partnership with thousands of children, young people, and families who suffer through food poverty.”
ENYP wants to work with local churches and Christian groups to find suitable recipients for the hampers and meals, which will be ready to give out from December 16.
The hampers include turkeys, chickens, vegetables, sauces, tinned biscuits and selection boxes – everything that is needed for a Christmas meal.

A food trust has also provided over 1000 ready meals, containing pheasant casserole or curry.
If you know anyone who would benefit from receiving a Christmas Hamper or meal for free, then please email picnic@enyp.org.uk for more details.

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