Norwich foodbank honoured for pandemic role
Norwich foodbank has been presented with a commemorative blue plaque on behalf of Lady Dannatt, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk, to recognise its vital work during the Covid pandemic.
On March 23, Rev Matthew Hutton, a Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk, presented Norwich foodbank with the commemorative blue plaque. It is an initiative of Lady Dannatt, who has wanted to celebrate the contribution and work of so many within the villages, towns and the city within Norfolk during the past two years of the pandemic - and indeed continuing into the future.
To date, dozens of charities and other groups, on top of hundreds of parish councils, have received a plaque to mark their work in their communities during such a difficult time. Some 16 foodbanks across Norfolk have been nominated.
Hannah Worsley, Project Manager of Norwich foodbank, said: “It's a privilege and an honour to accept this plaque and display it proudly outside our warehouse. We accept it on behalf of all the volunteers and supporters of the foodbank who have been working with us to serve those in need since we opened in 2010 and for all those who will continue to help us in the future.
“We want to see an end to the need for foodbanks, but these past couple of years have shown us that many are only just managing and the faithful people of Norfolk have really stepped up to show their love and care for their neighbours in need. We have always known that Norwich and Norfolk are very generous and the pandemic has really highlighted this.”
Pictured above, centre, Hannah and Matthew are joined by Iain (Project Officer), Rachel (Administrator) as well as Trustees and volunteers of Norwich foodbank.