Supporting families with food during Covid-19

The Pink Orange FREE Household meal kits this winter. The kit provides ingredients for four meals for a household to cook and enjoy together plus other essential household items.

Norwich foodbank distribution centres may be able to help families – phone 0300 365 1123

Norwich Homeless Lunches provide food parcels: or 01603 327445 or visit

Universal Edit Alternative Foodbank (no voucher required):

People’s Picnic – can deliver baskets of food –

SOUL Church can deliver food parcels in Norwich – call 01603 488880

The Living Studio: foodbank for NR2 residents every day except Saturday 12pm – 1pm at Adat Synagogue, Essex Street NR2 2BL in the studio at the back of the building: or email or see

Gateway Vineyard are offering delivery of food parcels to vulnerable people (all free). To access this support, please email them at / or message them via their facebook page (growkidsnorwich)

St Francis Church Heartsease can deliver fresh and tinned/packet food for residents on the Heartsease Estate only. Call Rev Janet on 07990 576118.

NR5 Community Hub Meals On Wheels offer a free home cooked hot dinner to the most vulnerable residents in the North Earlham, Marlpit and Larkman area. Message Rainy Waller on 07471 156198 or contact NR5 community hub facebook page.

NR2 Foodbank – contact or via facebook

Dawn’s New Horizon offer food parcels for people suffering from domestic abuse and families who have fled abuse: 0844 884 3140 or email

ENYP Picnic Project are currently delivering across Norwich. For info or to make referral email: Picnic project delivers a bag of food to individuals and families registered on their database.

New Routes emergency fund is available to provide financial aid, food aid and mobile phone credit to those with no recourse to public funds, those at risk of destitution due to job loss and delay in universal credit and those who have been dispersed to Norwich without access to their financial asylum support (Aspen card) or 07799 661009 (Whatsapp only)

Thorpe Plant Centre are delivering food parcels to vulnerable and isolated people. See their facebook page (Thorpe Plant Centre Norwich) to get in touch with them.

Phoenix Centre (Mile Cross) offer free lunches during school holidays.

St Cuthbert’s Church, Wroxham Road, Sprowston Norwich NR7 8TZ has been set up as a pop up food bank, Tesco are delivering food there regularly. Anyone in and around Norwich who would benefit from some food (its free and no limit to what people can take) can arrange to come and collect – 01603 426492 (Vicarage Phone number).

Society Alive is a community group based in Bowthorpe who can deliver FREE hot food to your doorstep. Orders must be placed in advance, open to all. Message via facebook, email or text 07832972166.

Community Fridges are refrigerators located in a public space that anyone can put food in or take food out. Find a community fridge near you here:

West Costessey Centre, 01603 742958

St Francis Church, 01603 702799

Ormiston Victory Academy

Dussindale Community Centre, 01603 701048

Norfolk County Council information about Free School Meals during the pandemic –

Tesco Bags of Help Communities Fund – funding for local communities of £500 for organisations who support vulnerable groups – apply online.

Cheap meal and store cupboards ideas: Cooking on a Bootstrap Raid the store cupboard Cheap Family Meals-Recipes Under £1 per head Budget Family Recipes Biteback – shopping list and menu ideas

Download the free Olio App (like Freecycle, but for food sharing)

The Feed (Norwich) have this list of Food assistance on their website

Try websites for shopping and budgeting advice: Money supermarket shopping tips

%d bloggers like this: