Norwich Foodbank 2020 text
In response to soaring energy prices, Norwich Foodbank is supporting people through one-off payments towards gas and electricity.
Norwich foodbank is seeking volunteer drivers to support its vital work of collecting food donations and bringing them to the warehouse in Earlham and delivering stock to the distribution centres.
The increasing cost of living and cuts in Universal Credit payments meant that 8,437 food parcels were provided to local people in food need by Norwich foodbank in the last 12 months, alongside provision by other food charities set up during the pandemic.
Norwich foodbank has been presented with a commemorative blue plaque on behalf of Lady Dannatt, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk, to recognise its vital work during the Covid pandemic.
Norwich foodbank is bracing itself for a spike in demand this winter as households face a perfect storm of financial pressures with soaring energy costs, the cut in Universal Credit and the end of furlough.
Norwich Foodbank has taken on Iain Turner to lead a new project dealing with the causes of food poverty.
93,000 people in the East of England fear they will be forced to skip meals if UK government cuts Universal Credit payments this October says the Trussell Trust – the Christian charity behind many of the foodbanks across the country.
A retired nurse from Norwich, who has volunteered with the city’s Foodbank for over five years, is encouraging local people to throw a tea party in support of the Trussell Trust, which runs Foodbanks.
Norwich foodbank has just marked a full year of delivering emergency food parcels direct to people in need across the city to help them cope with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Foodbanks across Norfolk, including in Norwich, have seen large increases in the numbers of families needed crisis food support during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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