Food Assistance at Christmas

Author: Chris Elliott
Posted: 19.12.2023
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Food Assistance at Christmas 2023

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This list was updated in December 2023.

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Christmas Day

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

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

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:

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

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.

Hot drinks

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.

Outside Norwich

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

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