Food Assistance at Christmas
Food Assistance at Christmas 2023
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This list was updated in December 2023.
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Norwich Open Christmas – 11am-5pm – St Andrews Hall, Norwich NR3 1AU. Food, entertainment and company. Free of charge. If you need transport, please book by 23rd December. Contact 01603 510751 (choose option 1) or email email@example.com
Hinks Meadow Hall – 1pm - Kingswood Avenue, Thorpe Marriott NR8 6GJ. You need to book in advance as spaces are limited. Call Nicky on 07799 643675 or Kim on 07792 233933 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
During Christmas Week
Food available on St Peter’s Street (outside City Hall) Monday to Friday from Feed the People and Anon. Sunday evening is from 7pm, otherwise from 7:30 pm
Sunday – Breakfast provided starting from outside Debenhams from 8:15am. Not available Christmas eve, but available on the 31st December.
Foodcycle Norwich – Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW. Free hot meal, just turn up at 7pm. Open every Friday evening throughout the Christmas period.
Pottergate Arc - closed Christmas day and Boxing day. Open 27th-29th Dec 8-1 for all. Closed weekend of 30th – 1st Jan. Re-opens 2nd Jan 8-1, including free hot food.
The Feed's Social Supermarket, Hall Road, Norwich
The store closes at 3.00pm on Friday 22 December and reopens on Tuesday 2 January at 10.00am.
More details about this store here: https://thefeed.org.uk/our-projects/socsup
Norwich Foodbank Information
Friday 22nd Dec – open as usual
Saturday 23rd Dec – The Chantry open as usual – 9:00-17:00
Monday 25th Dec – all services closed
Tuesday 26th Dec – all services closed
Wednesday 27th Dec – New Hope closed. All other services open as usual
Thursday 28th Dec – Wroxham and Mile Cross closed. All other services open as usual
Friday 28th Dec – Wymondham closed. All other services open as usual
Saturday 30th Dec – The Chantry open as usual
Monday 1st Jan – All services closed
Tuesday 2nd Jan – Services open as usual For more information about foodbanks, please go to norwich.foodbank.org.uk
Magdalen St Pantry
Closes Friday 22nd December and reopen on Monday 8th January.
Silver Road Community Fridge and Foodbank
For NR3 residents, but not Mile Cross (because there is a community fridge there- see below). Foodbank on a Thursday and Sat (comm fridge sat 11-3). To access the foodbank, you need to make an appointment by calling 07786694325.
The St Stephen’s Church café on Rampant Horse Street
Opening hours over Christmas are:
Sunday 24th Dec Closed
Monday 25th Closed
Tuesday 26th Closed
Wednesday 27th Dec 10am-3pm
Thursday 28th Dec 10am-3pm
Friday 29th Dec 10am-3pm
Saturday 30th Dec 10am-3pm
Sunday 31st Closed
Monday 1st Jan Closed
Tuesday 2nd Dec 10am-3pm
Menu of reasonably priced hot drinks and snacks (soup, toasties, sausage rolls, cakes etc).
Available once a day per customer – hot drink and something to eat for £1.
REST café on Bethel Street, Norwich
Christmas Eve - 10.00-2.00
Christmas Day – closed
Boxing Day – closed
27th -31st Dec - open 10.00-2.00
New Year's Day – closed
Tue 2 Jan onwards - back to usual 9.30-3.30, 7 days a week
Free hot drink, just ask for a ‘pay it forward’ hot drink.
The Food Cabin in Dereham is closed for the Christmas week.
Mid-Norfolk food bank is open Fri 29th Dec 1.00-3.00 at 35 Neathard Road, Dereham, NR19 2AE