September 18 2014 Latest news:
An open day to raise awareness of a Thetford community centre proved a success at the weekend.
Foodbank clubs aiming to beat summer holiday hunger have proved so popular they could be expanded next year, charity bosses have said.
Donations to a foodbank charity which is helping families in crisis have nearly tripled over one year.
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.
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.
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.
A trio of churches have clubbed together to ensure no one in Great Yarmouth goes hungry by launching their own independent foodbank.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Foodbank volunteers in north Norfolk are gearing up for a busy start to 2014 after a hectic festive period.
Christmas is usually a time for putting your feet up and enjoying a well-deserved rest.
Our foodbank campaign has won the backing of rock band Dodgy, who have recorded charity single to raise money for foodbanks this 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.
Generous readers are being urged to make their contribution to a merry Christmas for struggling families over the festive period.
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.
A group of children have used prize money from a charity swim to help feed the hungry this Christmas.
Foodbank organisers have said they are overwhelmed by the reaction from generous readers to our appeal to stop hunger this Christmas.
Norfolk businesses have been lending a helping hand to those most in need this Christmas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hundreds of people face going hungry this Christmas – and you can help.
Their emergency food parcels provide a lifeline for people in poverty.
Foodbanks which are putting meals on the tables of hard hit families are gearing up to add some festive treats too.
More than 100 bikes took to the road to help feed those less fortunate over Christmas.