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.
* Long life milk - VERY LOW STOCKS
* Powdered milk
* Long life fruit juice - VERY LOW STOCKS
* 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
* Peanut butter
* Sweets / bars of chocolate
* Petfood (dog food is needed and cat)
* Washing up liquid and sponges
* Soap powder / washing gel (small quantities)
Toiletries include 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 August 2019
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.