Foodbank Appeal latest

The Rev Sharon Willimott. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Cromer cafe pilot scheme to support the lonely

Hearty meals are being served up in a church hall in a bid to tackle the increasing problem of loneliness and rural isolation.

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Genevieve Dorning and Adrian Love are appealing for more donations to the new Lowestoft Foodbank.  Picture: Nick Butcher

More foodbank users in Lowestoft requiring longer-term help

More foodbank users in Lowestoft are requiring longer-term help from the charity as a result of changes to the benefits system, organisers have warned.

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Chief Norwich City writer Paddy Davitt is raising funds for a foodbank charity from the proceeds of his first novel. Picture: Paul Chesterton.

Norwich City writer Paddy Davitt launches first novel to raise foodbank funds

The EDP’s chief Norwich City football writer Paddy Davitt has published his debut novel which he hopes will raise funds for those in Norfolk forced to turn to foodbanks.

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Anthony Ogogo and Darren Eadie take part in a shopping trolley dash at the Long Stratton Co-op for the Foodbank campaign.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Watch and share sporting celeb trolley challenge and Norfolk foodbanks will benefit

They went head-to-head to help raise the profile of the region’s foodbanks - now they want you to do your bit to help raise some cash.

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Anthony Ogogo and Darren Eadie take part in a shopping trolley dash at the Long Stratton Co-op for the Foodbank campaign.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Video: Eadie and Ogogo face off in Foodbank trolley dash

Two of Norfolk’s sporting legends took to the aisles in a supermarket dash challenge to raise funds for foodbanks in their hour of need.

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Olympic Boxer Anthony Ogogo with his Bronze medal on Ness Point,Lowestoft.

Norfolk’s sporting heroes’ charity food dash

They are two finely honed competitors. One is used to duking it out in the boxing ring, the other tackling opponents on the football pitch.

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Volunteers from Waveney Foodbank with the half a ton of food they collected outside Budgens in Harleston

Waveney Foodbank urges for more donations as more people need service

A charity that provides food for the poor in the Waveney area is set to help more people this year than in the first year it started.

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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

Norfolk churches back Foodbank Appeal by donating food in their area

The EDP and Evening News have teamed up with the East of England Co-op to support its annual Foodbank Appeal and every day this week we are profiling the region’s foodbanks. Today LUCY CLAPHAM goes behind the scenes in Great Yarmouth.

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Maureen Hale at the Mid Norfolk Foodbank, Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

Mid Norfolk Foodbank praises the generosity of the public as the community is brought together

As part of the East of England Co-op Foodbank Appeal 2014, which the EDP and Norwich Evening News are backing, we are profiling foodbanks around the region. kate scotter reports on how the Mid Norfolk Foodbank has not only served thousands of people but also brought the community together.

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Cromer & District Foodbank. 

Foodbank Appeal: Your generosity is truly saving lives

As part of the East of England Co-op Foodbank Appeal 2014, which the EDP and Norwich Evening News are backing, we profile foodbanks around the region. Alex Hurrell visited Cromer and District Foodbank to hear about its life-changing work

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Children from Busy Bees Nursery in Thetford have been collecting food items for the Foodbank. Nursery Manager Emma Brown (grey dress) with room managers Emma Haplin and Amanda Evans (blond hair and fringe)Picture by: Sonya Duncan

Toddlers and parents get busy collecting for foodbank

Generous children and parents at Thetford Busy Bees have been collecting tinned and dried food to donate to those in need.

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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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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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