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How can you help?

There are various ways in which you can help us meet the need.

At this uncertain and difficult time, we have been delighted by the generosity of so many and currently have enough volunteers to do all that we need to, to serve those in need at this time. Thank you.

Volunteer opportunities

You can arrange a food collection where you are - posters and help available

Or help at one of our supermarket collections - email or ring 01603 251733 if you are interested.

Please download the application form below, complete it and return to us by email or post and we'll contact you to talk about the roles available. Please do bear in mind that our warehouse and distribution centres are the most popular areas for volunteering and we currently have a full complement in these areas. However, ad hoc and project based support is welcome! Thank you for your support.

If you have any questions, please call the office on 01603 251733 or email

Norwich Foodbank Volunteer Application Form.

How businesses can help

Norwich Foodbank is keen to partner with local businesses that are interested in making a positive contribution to their local community.
Why support Norwich Foodbank?
Partnering with the Norwich Foodbank is a great way of getting to know your community better. It's good for PR, it boosts staff morale, but most of all it allows your business to help transform lives.
What could we do?
There are lots of ways that local businesses like yours can work with us.
  • You could donate your time, skills, resources or money.
  • If you are a food manufacturer or distributor – maybe you could donate surplus food.
  • You could become a Foodbank Collection Point
  • You could run a fund raising event for us or set your staff a volunteering challenge.
  • You could set up a payroll-giving scheme - the possibilities are endless!

What one local business has done - Brandbank

Locally based business Brandbank began donating non-perishable items to us on an ad hoc basis early in 2015, but in July that year, we developed a more permanent relationship, receiving donations on a fortnightly basis.

We have been really pleased with the quality of the items received - much of which have gone straight into our stocks and on to being included in food parcels. The more eclectic items - from air fresheners and vitamins to hair dye and other beauty products - have been passed on to the agencies we work closely with (and of course our distribution centres) to then give the items on to those we both work with.

We are very grateful to Brandbank for the donations they make to us and thank them sincerely for choosing to support us in this way. 

Fundraise or make a donation

Put on an event, get your workplace, school or church involved or get sponsored to do something exciting. Contact us for details of how your church, school, company or club can help make a real difference.

Give a financial gift towards our running cost

Make a food donation

If you would like to make a food donation (please see our shopping list for our current needs) you can take it to one of the following places (N.B. this is not an exhaustive list!):

Foodbank Warehouse (to drop off food only)
Unit 14, Henderson Industrial Units, Ivy Road (off Bowthorpe Road), Norwich, Norfolk, NR5 8BF
Open Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 9.00am - 1.00pm (excluding bank holidays)
We will be open Monday 21st December then closed for Christmas and New Year and reopening as usual from Monday 4th January

St Peter Mancroft
St. Peters Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR2
Open 10.00 - 3.30 every weekday

Roys at Bowthorpe (pictured right)
Bowthorpe Shopping Centre, Norwich, NR5 9HA
Open Mon – Fri 8.30am – 8.00pm
Sat 8.00am – 7.00pm
Sun 10.00am – 4.00pm

Roys at Wroxham
Wroxham, Norfolk NR12 8DB

Broadland District Council, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich NR7 0DU
Open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Cooperative Funeral Care 41 Great Melton Road, Hethersett, Norwich NR9 3AB
Open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Most East of England Co-op Food Stores across Norwich. Various opening hours.  At Norwich Station, please hand your gift to staff.

Central England Co-op in Loddon

Morrisons Riverside, Norwich

Morrisons Old Catton, Norwich

Asda Drayton High Road, Norwich

Reality Estate Agents, 65 Grove Road, Norwich NR1 3RL. Donations can be made Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 4.00pm

Peter Taylor Funeral Services 85 Unthank Road (St John’s RC Cathedral end),Norwich NR2 2PE
Open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Peter Taylor Funeral Services 40 Boundary Road (near B&Q) Norwich NR6 5HZ
Open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Peter Taylor Funeral Services 196 Norwich Road (near the Co-op and A C Browns) New Costessey Norwich NR5 0EX
Open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Sainsburys Queens Road, Norwich

Sainsburys (My Local) on St Stephens Street, Norwich

Tesco Blue Boar Lane, Sprowston

Tesco Harford Bridge (on the Ipswich Road A140)

Waitrose Eaton Shopping Centre, Norwich

Waitrose Norwich Road, Wymondham

...and a number of businesses and churches host collection points at which the public are able to donate.
For more information about Norwich Foodbank contact:
Norwich Foodbank, Henderson Business Centre, 51 Ivy Road, Norwich, NR5 8BF
Tel: 01603 251733 



Published: 07/01/2009