Norwich Foodbank Partnership

A smiling man wearing a green hoodie and cap stands next to a crate of donated food items with a sign on the crate that reads Norwich Foodbank donations. Thank you!

It’s been a year since we started our partnership with Norwich Foodbank to help collect emergency food for people in our community.  Thanks to all of our lovely customers we have collected over 470kg of donations. This would be enough to provide the equivalent of 51 food parcels, each containing 3 days of food.

We are delighted to have had the support of Norwich Arts Centre staff and visitors over the past year with various collections, including a permanent one for ongoing donations and at the Circa Waves gig in 2024. We are grateful to have had this support at a time when so many people are struggling to afford the basics and when everyone is feeling the strain of the cost of living crisis. Thank you to all who have supported us with donations and to the great team at NAC for their help with getting it off the ground and with social media reminders and we hope this can continue into 2024 and beyond!” Hannah Worsley, Norwich Foodbank Project Manager

We will continue to run a donation call out for certain events with a list of the most needed items. This is completely voluntary but we’d be over the moon if you can come along to the show with a food donation on the night.

You can also donate to any of the 11 foodbank sites around Norwich HERE or read about other ways to support The Trussell Trust HERE

Photo – Norwich Foodbank volunteer Martin Setford collecting foodbank donations

The Trussell Trust supports a nationwide network of food banks and together they provide emergency food and support to people facing hardship, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

The Trussell Trust’s network of more than 1,300 food bank centres in the UK provide a minimum of three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food to people who have been referred, as well as support and advice to help people maximise their incomes and lift themselves out of poverty.

Ending hunger is about more than food. They support and encourage food banks to provide compassionate, practical support to people in crisis to tackle the root causes that lock people into poverty and build people’s resilience so they are less likely to need a food bank in the future.