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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.
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Latest news from Norwich Foodbank

Norwich FISH clubs fill food and fun gap for sixth summer
Churches, businesses and charities worked with Norwich foodbank this summer to run 8 FISH clubs giving over 400 children a good meal and fun such as drumming, rapping and robot wars; filling the gap that families can struggle with in school holidays. More ...
Celebrity food writer inspires Norwich foodbank recipe kits 
Norwich Foodbank is using celebrity author Jack Monroe’s new recipe book ‘Tin Can Cook’ to inspire foodbank users to cook tasty and nutritional meals with their food parcels. More ...
Norwich Foodbank gives out 10,000 parcels in a year
Norwich Foodbank has given almost 10,000 emergency food parcels to local people in the last year, part of a record 1.6m parcels given out across the county in the same period. More ...
Football fans give generously to Norwich Foodbank
A food and cash collection in aid of Norwich Foodbank took place at Carrow Road ahead of the match against Swansea on Friday, March 8, raising £880 in cash and over 700kg in food donations. More ...

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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 other support services kick 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.

Make a regular financial donation
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12,087 food parcels given to local people in the last 12 months 

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