Providing free food to those who are struggling to afford it.
What is the Community Fridge?
This is our service which provides a range of free food to anybody who needs it in our community.
We set this up in August 2020 to ensure the people we support and anyone else struggling to make ends meet would have regular access to food.
Despite its name, there is a wide range of food available, not just chilled items. There will usually be a selection of fruit, vegetables, bread, tins and packets, ready meals and more.
The food available is kindly donated by many local supermarkets, food retailers and other businesses and individuals and often it is food which would otherwise go to waste.
The community fridge is another way we are working to prevent poverty, hunger and homelessness in Norwich.
When is it open?
Monday, Thursday and Friday from 2.00-4.00pm.
What you need to know about The Community Fridge
Simply come along during the opening times - no referral is needed.
Bring a bag to collect your food and a mask to wear when inside (unless you're exempt).
Please wait outside the cafe until one of our team lets you know it's your turn to come in. You can then choose what you want from all the items we have available.
You can come to the fridge on as often as you need to.
The Community Fridge is based at The Feed Café, 78-80 Prince of Wales Road, Norwich, NR1 1NJ.
We welcome donations of food to the Community Fridge. It might be you are in the food sector and can donate your products or perhaps you're a business or individual that wants to play your part in helping our community.
These are the typical items we aim to provide:
sealed packaged foods
fresh eggs (stamped with lion mark)
dry foods such as cereals, rice, pasta
coffee and tea
Food must be unopened and within its use-by date.
Please call us on Norwich 850447 if you need further guidance about donating food especially if it's a large amount when it's helpful for us to know in advance.