Friends of The Feed

Make a commitment to support our community

Photo: Some of our Friends and our team at the first Friends event in April 2024.

Friends of The Feed

What's it all about?

Friends of The Feed is the group of organisations who have committed to raising £1,000 for The Feed in 2024.

How will the money be used?

Money raised will support The Feed's projects in Norwich which provide support so that people can eat well, live well and feel connected. The largest such project is our Social Supermarket and Community Café on Hall Road in Norwich. As at January 2024, this modest venue was providing free and low-cost groceries to over 5,000 people affected by the rising cost of living.

Why is this needed?

Norfolk has the highest malnutriton rate in England. 6.7% of its residents are malnourished which is 1/3rd higher than the average for England.

These figures are from an independent report undertaken in October 2023 by Future Health. The full report is here.

How much difference can £1,000 make?

£1,000 is how much The Feed spends each month on fruit and vegetables, which are then given out free to its Social Supermarket members. Nobody should be unable to have healthy food like this.

How can a Friend contribute the £1,000?

There are a several ways and it can be done by a mixture too:

  • Fundraising of your own e.g. office bake sales, your teams doing a challenge like collectively running 100 miles in a week etc. We use JustGiving as our online fundraising platform.

  • Fundraising at our events or ones we promote. We do an annual long walk and challenge people to take part and raise at least £100 each. This year we will be walking on the North Norfolk coast on Saturday 12th October, full details will be published on our website and social media.

  • We have free places at the Blickling Half Marathon on 20 October 2024 and Norfolk Marathon in Cromer on 13 April 2025. In return for the free place we ask for fundraising of £125 and £250 respectively.

  • Make a corporate donation.

  • Sponsorship of our events e.g. our annual Dog Show, Treasure Hunt, or long-distance walk.

Note that money spent on our catering or in our cafés isn't included. Most of this is accounted for by staff and other costs so it doesn't add to our ability to help more people in the way that fundraising and donations can.

Keeping in touch

The Feed organise events on a quarterly basis for all Friends. They will typically include some or all of:

  • sharing our latest news

  • enabling you to make connections with fellow Friends

  • Friends sharing their fundraising successes

  • a group discussion to help us tackle a current challenge we face

  • some of our own delicious food!

How do I get involved?

If you'd like to become a Friend of The Feed, contact our Marketing Manager, Chris Elliott chris@thefeed.org.uk or 07784 358932.

Friends of The Feed

Thank you to these Friends who have committed their support in 2024:

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