Norwich Foodbank 2020 text
Norwich foodbank is bracing itself for a spike in demand this winter as households face a perfect storm of financial pressures with soaring energy costs, the cut in Universal Credit and the end of furlough.
Norwich Foodbank has taken on Iain Turner to lead a new project dealing with the causes of food poverty.
93,000 people in the East of England fear they will be forced to skip meals if UK government cuts Universal Credit payments this October says the Trussell Trust – the Christian charity behind many of the foodbanks across the country.
A retired nurse from Norwich, who has volunteered with the city’s Foodbank for over five years, is encouraging local people to throw a tea party in support of the Trussell Trust, which runs Foodbanks.
Norwich foodbank has just marked a full year of delivering emergency food parcels direct to people in need across the city to help them cope with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Foodbanks across Norfolk, including in Norwich, have seen large increases in the numbers of families needed crisis food support during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Norwich foodbank is embarking on a Pathfinder project with the Trussell Trust to help foodbanks develop and execute their own strategic plan for reducing the need for their services and needs a new trustee to oversee the project.
Hannah Worsley from Norwich Foodbank will be representing community in the Christmas lights switch on this year as her team ramps up for Christmas.
An online platform called Bankuet provides a way for foodbanks to stock up on their most needed items.
Norwich Foodbank has released a new video which explains the huge increase in demand for its food parcels during the Covid-19 lockdown and how it has transformed the way it operates to cope.
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