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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: admin@norwich.foodbank.org.uk

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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FoodbankCarrowRoadCollection75Football fans give generously to Norwich Foodbank 

A food and cash collection in aid of Norwich Foodbank took place at Carrow Road ahead of the match against Swansea on Friday, March 8, raising £880 in cash and over 700kg in food donations.

On a cold and wet Friday evening volunteers from Norwich Foodbank and the Canaries Trust were stationed around Carrow Road ahead of the Norwich City FC match against Swansea on March 8.  With green plastic stacking trays and collection buckets the good humoured volunteers were there to accept donations from the hordes of arriving football fans. 

As soon as the collectors took up their positions at 6pm donations started to roll in. The volunteers manned three collection points around the ground at the club shop, the corner of the Barclay/City stand and the corner of the Barclay/South stand until kick off at 7.45pm.  In that time £880 in cash and 700kg of food was donated. 

The collection was organised by the Canaries Trust, having seen the success of similar collections at football grounds in other parts of the country, and was supported by the Swansea Supporters Trust.

Hannah Worsley, Project Manager at Norwich Foodbank, said: “Foodbanks are all so grateful for the support we receive from our respective communities and have seen how generous football fans are across the country at different matches. We were therefore delighted to have the opportunity to be a part of this movement and grateful that both Norwich and Swansea fans alike were happy to help us keep feeding people who are in crisis.’

Canaries Trust Chairman Robin Sainty said: "A brilliant effort from all the volunteers, collecting in some atrocious weather conditions!  Absolutely fantastic support from the whole Norwich City family – a huge thank you to anyone who made a donation and contributed to these tremendous amounts for the foodbanks."

Published: 14/03/2019
Article views: 2976

10,327 food parcels given to local people in the last 12 months 

including 3,612 children,
up to 30th April 2019
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