Norwich school opens new community foodbank

Charles Darwin Primary foodbank

The new foodbank and fridge at Charles Darwin Primary Academy in Norwich - Credit: Charles Darwin Primary

A Norwich primary school has shown its community goodwill by opening a new foodbank to provide much-needed support to struggling families. 

Charles Darwin Primary Academy, part of the Inspiration Trust, was able to open the foodbank with generous support from local businesses.

The Charles Darwin Primary School.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Charles Darwin Primary Academy in Norwich - Credit: Archant

Yeomans Electrical Norwich donated a Beko fridge for the cause, while Budgens is providing the school with £15 worth of food every week. 

Further crates of food are being supplied by Morrisons for the initiative.

Charles Darwin Academy foodbank

The new community foodbank at Charles Darwin Primary Academy - Credit: Charles Darwin Primary

Jo Brown, principal of the school, said: "As a school right in the heart of Norwich, we passionately believe we have a role to play in supporting our families.

School Principal Jo Brown. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

Jo Brown, principal of Charles Darwin Primary Academy - Credit: Archant

"These are difficult times for everyone, and for some of our families it has become even harder to make ends meet. We want to do our bit to help, and very much hope the foodbank can make life just a little bit easier."