Food Assistance in Norwich
Places where food can be accessed by those in need.
This list is compiled and distributed by The Feed. Please share it with anyone you think may need it.
All food is free of charge unless stated otherwise.
This list was updated in April 2022.
Please note that The Feed does not endorse any service included on this list. Use of these services is at your own discretion, we do not in any way verify the quality or availability of the services listed.
We have separated this list into: indoor hot meals, outdoor hot meals, food parcels, Community Fridges, and other support.
If you are aware of any updates or additions for this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Indoor hot meals
Salvation Army, Pottergate ARC. Monday-Thursday til 3pm, Friday til 1pm. Verified rough sleepers welcome from 8am, all others 9am. Hot breakfast 90p-£2.40, free toast and free cakes/pastries, hot lunch, sandwiches.
The Feed's 'Nourish' service Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 5.30-7pm, Saturday/bank holiday 4-7pm. Pottergate ARC. Hot meals to eat in. By referral only for those without cooking facilities. Professionals can refer clients by emailing email@example.com.
Nourish at King’s Community Church. Sunday, 1-4pm. King Street. Hot meals to eat in, laundry and shower facilities. By referral only for those without cooking facilities. Professionals can refer clients by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Hope Christian Centre. Wednesday, 10am-2pm. 2 Martineau Lane, NR1 2HX. Light lunch. For more information, please call 01603 617905.
St Stephen’s Church Café. Monday-Friday,10am-3pm, food served 11.30am-1pm. Meal and a drink for £1.00.
Soul Foundation at St Stephens Church. Wednesday, 6-7.30pm.
Food Cycle. Friday, 7-8pm. Quaker Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, NR2 1EW. Takeaway meal and bag of food.
Outdoor hot meals
The Norwich Soup Movement. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 7.30pm, opposite City Hall.
The People’s Picnic Tuesday, 7.30pm. Haymarket, Norwich.
Anon Street Team. Sunday, 7pm. St Peter's Street, opposite City Hall, Norwich.
Wymondham, Community Help Point. Tuesdays 12-1pm, Saturday 2-3pm. Our Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury RC Church, 1 Norwich Road, Wymondham, NR18 0SZ. Help Point Foodbank and food delivery, for more information please contact email@example.com.
Society Alive Community Café, hot meals delivered on Thursdays. Please call 07832972166 to request. Please inform of any dietary requirements.
The Phoenix Centre. Fridays, 11.30am-1pm. 132A Mile Cross Road, NR3 2LD. Food hamper, no questions asked. For more information, see Mile Cross Phoenix Children’s Project on Facebook. Perishables are put either outside or in Room 2 (with access from the back of the centre), and are available to anyone. Non perishables are made into food hampers and do need to booked in advance. This can be done by phone, email or via our Facebook page- fb.me/phoenixcentremx.
Taverham, Thorpe Marriott and Drayton Community Food Bank provides food fortnightly, to those in the above community specifically, on a delivery only basis. No questions asked, no referrals needed. Those in need can self-refer by calling Sarah on 07921 120822 and giving us their name and address.
See the full list of Community Fridges - Norfolk Recycles
Dereham Community Fridge Monday-Friday 1-3pm. 20 Norwich Street, NR19 1DB, Dereham. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook, Dereham Community Fridge for more information.
Community Fridge at The Feed in Norwich - this service closed on 17th June while The Feed prepare to open a new service in July at Hall Road. More details here: https://thefeed.org.uk/about-us/news/fridgechange
Earlham Community Fridge, Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm. 168a Motum Rd, Norwich NR5 8EG.
Silver Road Community Fridge, Saturdays 11-12.15. Silver Road Community Centre, Silver Road, NR3 4BT. Telephone 07786694325 or email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Silver Parcels NR3 Foodbank Silver Road Community Centre, for NR3 Residents only. Thursday 10.30-12.15, Saturday 11-12.15. Silver Road Community Centre, Silver Road, NR3 4BT.
The Feed Café, Pay It Forward hot drink scheme. Monday-Friday 8.30am-2pm. 78-80 Prince of Wales Road. Ask a member of staff for a free hot drink provided for by public donations, no questions asked.
Namaste Village, Dosa on the Wall Scheme – Monday-Friday 5-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 12-9pm. Free Dosa meal, partly donated for by the public and partly by the business. Visit Namaste Village during opening times, take a voucher from the wall and collect your free Dosa meal. Namaste Village 130-139 Queens Road, Norwich, NR1 3PN.
Healthy Start vouchers: If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk. If you’re eligible, you’ll be sent a Healthy Start card with money on it that you can use in some UK shops. Learn more.
Free school meals. These are universal for all children up to year 2. From year 3 onwards, eligibility is based on other benefits and you must apply directly. Learn more and apply here.
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