Food Assistance in Norwich
Places where affordable food can be accessed
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All food is free of charge unless stated otherwise.
The last update to this list was made on 19 May 2023.
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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 NourishGemma@thefeed.org.uk.
New Hope Christian Centre. Wednesday, 10am-2pm. 2 Martineau Lane, NR1 2HX. Set snack menu, donations welcome. 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.
Food Cycle. Friday, 7-8pm. Quaker Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, NR2 1EW. Free meal to eat in.
Society Alive, every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 12.30-2pm. Clover Hill Village Hall, Humbleyard, Norwich NR5 9BN
Corton House Community Hot Spot. Tuesdays throughout December and January, 1-3pm. The Jubilee Centre, Long John Hill, NR1 2EX.
Sessions for people over 65 years old, including free simple hot meal, tea & coffee.
Activities, social opportunities, advice and information from various charity partners. No referral needed, just drop-in.
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.
EAT Thursday 7.30pm, St Peter's Street, opposite City Hall
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taverham, Thorpe Marriott and Drayton Community Food Bank provide food fortnightly on a delivery basis only. To be considered, you must live in the specified community. Those in need can self-refer by calling Sarah on 07921 120822 or Gerry 07494 554836 and giving us their name and address. A form will need to be completed before a delivery can take place.
Silver Road Community Centre, Silver Road,NR3 3TB. Foodbank open Thursday 10.30-12.15 and Saturday 11-12.15. Community Fridge is on Saturday 11-12.15 too with free bread from the bread source and other items from foodhub
See the full list of Community Fridges - Norfolk Recycles
The Feed's Social Supermarket is available for residents of NR1, NR2 and NR4 who are struggling with rising costs. This is based at 65 Hall Road, Norwich, NR1 3HL. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10.00am - 3.00pm. Thursday 12.00-6.00pm. Details: https://thefeed.org.uk/our-projects/socsup
Norfolk Community Foundation has launched the Nourishing Norfolk Network of affordable food providers around the county. You can find your nearest hub here: https://www.norfolkfoundation.com/giving-and-philanthropy/back-our-key-initiatives/nourishing-norfolk/nourishing-norfolk-network/
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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