Photo – From left to right, Hannah from The Trussell Trust, Ellie Robson from NAC and Kelly Robb from NAC
We recently met with Hannah at Norwich Foodbank (part of The Trussell Trust) and have partnered up to help them with collecting emergency food for people in our community. We will be doing a call out on certain events to ask for food donations along 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.
“Norwich foodbank is delighted to be working with Norwich Arts Centre in promoting and encouraging donations ahead of shows. As national figures have shown recently ,the need for emergency food support is high and Norwich is no different, with a 38% increase seen compared to 2021-22. The local community have always been incredibly supportive and we are hopeful that partnering with a new local venue will encourage more donations to support those in need in the Norwich area.” Hannah Norwich Foodbank
Our first collection took place on Wednesday 3 May at our Mammal Hands gig and the donated items were kindly collected by Norwich Foodbank volunteer Martin. Huge thanks to everyone that donated that evening!
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.