The Norwich Food Network formed in November 2017. Groups that work to alleviate food poverty across Norwich come together to network, share information and find ways to work together.
In November 2018 four members of the network, The Feed, Norwich Foodbank, Norwich Foodhub and FoodCycle formed the Norwich Food Alliance and linked with Norwich City Council to create, with the network and other partners a Food Poverty Action Plan for Norwich which was launched in November 2019. Following the launch of the plan it was agreed that the network would take on the development and delivery of the plan as part of it's ongoing role.
Prior to March 2020 as part of the plan development Norwich projects were invited to apply for City council funding to help implement the Food Poverty Action Plan focussing on Community Fridges, Recipe Cards for healthy meals and Cooking Skills Sessions for young people the network then voted to allocate the funding. Some of the projects have been delayed due to Covid 19 but the community fridges are in place in schools and at The Feed (pictured above) and The Phoenix Centre for residents to access.
Food Provision across Norwich has been adapted due to Covid 19, information on how to access food can be found on LUMi in the Covid-19 listings.
If you are part of a group or organisation that works to reduce food poverty and you would like to join the Norwich Food Network please email
firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Access: criteria of being a group/org working with an interest in reducing food poverty or supporting ethos in food poverty