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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.
Patrons Rt Revd Graham James, Bishop of Norwich, Delia Smith CBE and Susan Hill CBE.
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What do we need?

You can help local people in crisis by buying items from the shopping list below and giving them to a Norwich foodbank collection point. The items in red are those that we currently need the most.  Thank you for helping your neighbour in crisis!                   
N.B. We are currently very well stocked with baked beans, cereal, soup, pasta, baby food and feminine hygiene products, thank you.

ShoppingList314Shopping List:  

* Long life milk
* Powdered milk
* Long life fruit juice
Pasta Sauces - especially tomato-based (i.e. not curry sauces)
Sponge Pudding (tinned / long life)
* Tinned custard
Tomatoes (Tinned)
* Tinned Veg - especially carrots, sweetcorn and green beans
* Tinned potatoes
Rice Pudding (Tinned)
Tea Bags (40s and 80s)
* Instant coffee
Instant mash potato
* Cereal / snack bars
Tinned Meat e.g. ham, chicken in sauce, corned beef
* Tinned Fish
Tinned Fruit
Biscuits (sweet)
* Nappies - especially size 5 + 6
* Jam
* Peanut butter
* Sweets / bars of chocolate
* Petfood (dog and cat)
* Washing up liquid and sponges
* Soap powder / washing gel (small quantities)
Toiletries, including deodorants, shower gel, shampoo, toilet rolls, shaving gel / foam and razors etc.

N.B. We are currently very well stocked with baked beans, cereal, soup, teabags, pasta and feminine hygiene products, thank you.

We also accept financial donations as there is a cost involved in running the charity. For more information about how to give, please go the 'How You Can Help' page of our website.

Last updated January 2020


How it works

The Foodbank gives three days of emergency food to individuals and families in crisis. Local care professionals in the Norwich area refer people to us using a food voucher. At the Foodbank centre clients exchange their voucher for food supplies, here they also receive a give a cup of coffee, a listening ear and signposting to other professionals who can help them out of their crisis.
The Foodbank also supports existing local agencies working with distressed and destitute people by donating food in bulk.
The Foodbank allows the general public to contribute to and support local well-being in a simple practical way.

Published: 10/08/2008
Article views: 53193

12,087 food parcels given to local people in the last 12 months 

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