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Cawston scarecrows. Cawston church assistant priest Andrew Tyler with a scarecrow of Rev. Andrew Beane, the vicar of Aylsham.

Photo gallery: Cawston scarecrow invasion

It was an elite gathering that attracted VIPs including Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Simon Cowell, Mary Berry, Harry Potter and Superman to a small Norfolk village.

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Doeke Dobma, of Clinks Care Farm, Tofts Monk, kneeling centre, with the help of some of his co-workers delivering vegetables to the food bank at the Sharel@step social enterprise in Beccles.

Beccles foodbank gets a special delivery from care farm workers

Workers at a Norfolk care farm made a special delivery in Suffolk to help provide top produce to a foodbank.

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Cawston scarecrows. Tom Whiting, 9, with his Harry Potter scarecrow.

Cawston scarecrow weekend for Cromer and District Foodbank

A village will be invaded by scarecrows to help a foodbank which 
supports people across north Norfolk.

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Thetford town councillor Terry Jermy has a go in the stocks at the Charles Burrell centre open day

Charles Burrell Centre Open Day is a hit

An open day to raise awareness of a Thetford community centre proved a success at the weekend.

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Children learning about where their food comes from on a visit to Blue Boar Lane Tesco, organised by Norwich Foodbank's FISH Club. Picture: SOPHIA VALLGREN <please credit Sophia - work exp>

Holiday hunger: Norwich Foodbank holiday club scheme to be extended because of demand

Foodbank clubs aiming to beat summer holiday hunger have proved so popular they could be expanded next year, charity bosses have said.

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Cromer Foodbank volunteers. Methodist minister the Rev Sharon Willimott. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Donations to Cromer and District Foodbank increase threefold

Donations to a foodbank charity which is helping families in crisis have nearly tripled over one year.

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Awards finalists Mark and Claire Rushen, owners of The Cockerel Resturant, who provide a meals on wheels service to the North Walsham community .

Pub and young people among finalists in North Norfolk District Council first community awards

A shortlist of finalists has been drawn up for north Norfolk’s first-ever event honouring individuals, businesses and projects making an outstanding contribution to their communities.

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Annie Nugent who has used the Foodbank, with her sons, Samuel, 3, Ronnie, 6, left, and Jonathan Mutsinze 7, right. Picture: Denise Bradley

Mustard video: ‘I go hungry so my children can eat’ - One mum’s story as Norwich Foodbank launches holiday lunch clubs

On most days, Annie Nugent’s breakfast is a single vitamin tablet, washed down with a glass of water.

She skips lunch, eating her only meal of the day in the evening when her three sons have returned from school.

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Mid Norfolk Foodbank, Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

Video and Gallery: Mid Norfolk Foodbank is meeting a growing demand

After celebrating its first full year of operation, a Dereham-based charity has highlighted the community effort which is helping meet a growing need for emergency food among those in financial crisis.

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Launch of the Great Yarmouth Foodbank. Great Yarmouth Foodbank, run by volunteers and supported by the borough council, is a partnership between three local churches: Great Yarmouth Salvation Army, Gorleston Baptist Church and St Mary Magdalene Church, in Gorleston. (L TO R) Alan Smith, Ben Selfe, Rev Linda Ricketts, Mayor of Great Yarmouth John Burroughs and Liz Townson.  Picture: James Bass

‘It’s a lifesaver’ - Churches join forces to launch independent foodbank in Great Yarmouth

A trio of churches have clubbed together to ensure no one in Great Yarmouth goes hungry by launching their own independent foodbank.

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Jeanne Heal

Cash for CAB in North Walsham as frosty relations thaw

Pleas from two women passionate about the importance of the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) have helped thaw frosty relations between the charity and North Walsham Town Council.

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A campaign urging residents to donate items to their local foodbank has been launched

Norfolk and Suffolk residents urged to support vital foodbank campaign

A campaign urging residents across Norfolk and Suffolk to donate the “free” item received in buy-one-get-one-free supermarket deals to a local foodbank has been launched by Rosedale Funeral Home.

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Rotarian Alan Price shaking a bucket to raise cash for foodbanks in Norfolk, Waveney and Fenland at Norwich City's Premier League clash with Hull City.

Norwich City fans chip in £2,700 for Norfolk foodbanks

Kind-hearted Norwich fans have boosted the coffers of Norfolk’s foodbanks to the tune of nearly £3,000 after a collection at Carrow Road.

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Project manager, Grant Habershon, amongst the donations of food that has been pouring into the Norwich  Foodbank. Picture: Denise Bradley

Foodbank collection at Norwich City Premier League match to meet soaring demand

Foodbank volunteers will call on the support of Canaries fans at Carrow Road this weekend, as new figures show a dramatic leap in demand in the past 12 months.

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David Westgate of Dereham and District Round Table.

Dereham Round Table seeks bids for a share of £4,832 donated to Santa Sleigh collection

Almost £5,000 of donated charity cash is up for grabs in the Dereham area – and community groups and worthy causes have been urged to stake their claim for a share.

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Foodbank volunteer Sue Williams collecting a donation from shopper Marilyn Holsey during a recent collection at Shernigham Tesco.  Photo: Karen Bethell

No let up for Cromer foodbank volunteers who face busy start to 2014

Foodbank volunteers in north Norfolk are gearing up for a busy start to 2014 after a hectic festive period.

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Norwich Foodbank. Reporter Mark Shields, left, with volunteers and the final consignment of food from readers. Photo: Steve Adams

No Christmas break for Norwich Foodbank as donations continue to pour in

Christmas is usually a time for putting your feet up and enjoying a well-deserved rest.

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Rock band Dodgy have recorded Christmas at the Foodbank to raise money for the Trussell Trust.

It’s good enough for them: Rockers Dodgy back our foodbank campaign

Our foodbank campaign has won the backing of rock band Dodgy, who have recorded charity single to raise money for foodbanks this Christmas.

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Project manager, Grant Habershon, front, and some of the volunteers, amongst the donations of food that has been pouring into the Norwich  Foodbank. Picture: Denise Bradley

Thank you: How you answered the call to feed Norwich’s hidden hungry at Christmas

Thank you – those are the simple words to our big-hearted readers this Christmas. They come from us, they come from the staff at Norwich Foodbank, and they come from the families in need whose desperate cry for help you have answered.

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Norwich Foodbank project manager Grant Habershon with David Powles of Archant with the goods collected at the company's Norwich headquarters. Photo: Steve Adams

Our readers’ donations help stock Norwich Foodbank this Christmas

Generous readers are being urged to make their contribution to a merry Christmas for struggling families over the festive period.

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Cromer Foodbank volunteers with Christmas food parcels

Foodbanks’ plea for festive treat donations to help their work at Christmas

Foodbanks across north Norfolk are gearing up for a busy time - as families struggle to put meals on plates at Christmas and into the New Year.

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Year 5 children from Wicklewood Primary School take food to the Norwich Foodbank. From left, Hugo Leivers, 10; Ben Edwards, 9; Ted Cross, 9; Olly Chaplin, 9; and Dan Snook, 9. Picture: Denise Bradley

Kind-hearted children back appeal to ensure families don’t go hungry this Christmas

A group of children have used prize money from a charity swim to help feed the hungry this Christmas.

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The Foodbank collection box for donations at Archant's reception. Picture: Denise Bradley

Foodbank overwhelmed by generous response from readers following our appeal to stop hunger this Christmas

Foodbank organisers have said they are overwhelmed by the reaction from generous readers to our appeal to stop hunger this Christmas.

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Bidwells volunteers at the Foodbank. From left: Glyn Davies, Carol Sumner, Christopher Sperrin and Kelly Peden. Photo: Bill Smith

Norfolk businesses lend a hand to our foodbank appeal

Norfolk businesses have been lending a helping hand to those most in need this Christmas.

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Restaurateur Richard Hughes with his first ever packet of Smash, cooking for Norwich Foodbank. Photo: Bill Smith

Foodbank appeal: Top chef Richard Hughes’ food box recipe ideas

As donations continue to arrive for Norwich Foodbank’s Christmas appeal, we asked top chef Richard Hughes what he could come up with armed only with a food parcel and a little imagination. MARK SHIELDS reports.

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Volunteers working hard to help at the Norwich Foodbank at Henderson Business Park.

Foodbank appeal: Why does Norwich need a foodbank at all?

Norwich Foodbank will feed 8,000 people this year, and 10,000 next year, using food donated solely by the public. But should the city be proud of its generosity or ashamed at the food poverty that demands it? MARK SHIELDS reports.

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Volunteers working hard to help at the Norwich Foodbank at Henderson Business Park.

‘The most important gift they gave me was hope’ - meeting the people who rely on Norwich Foodbank

As our foodbank appeal continues, reporter MARK SHIELDS meets the people who call on the service, and discovers the reasons which drive them to its door.

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Norfolk County Council chairman Hilary Cox helps the volunteers working hard to help at the Norwich Foodbank at Henderson Business Park.

‘Foodbanks show community spirit’ - council chairman hands over 190kg donation

Norfolk’s foodbanks show the best in human nature, said the chairman of Norfolk County Council on a visit to the Norwich branch’s warehouse.

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The Norwich Foodbank distribution centre at the Gateway Vineyard Church, Nelson Street. Reet Evans. Picture: Denise Bradley

Foodbank appeal: We meet the volunteer army that feeds the ‘hidden hungry’

Norwich Foodbank will feed hundreds of hungry people across the city this Christmas. In the second part of our series, MARK SHIELDS meets the legion of selfless volunteers whose efforts are a lifeline to so many.

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Volunteers working hard to help at the Norwich Foodbank at Henderson Business Park.

Foodbank Appeal: Please make sure families don’t go hungry this Christmas

Hundreds of people face going hungry this Christmas – and you can help.

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Foodbank Appeal

How you can help

In Norwich you can take your food donations to the foodbank headquarters or to our head offices in Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich.
Click here to make cash donations online.
For every donation up to £10, Local Giving will match it and claim Gift Aid (where applicable) – so your first £10 means £22.50 for people where you live. The money will be split between foodbanks in Norwich and Waveney according to demand.
Norwich Foodbank
Unit 14, Henderson Industrial Units, Ivy Road, Norwich
01603 251733
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