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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.

As part of the plan development Norwich projects were invited to apply for City council funding to help implement the Food Poverty Action Plan focusing on Community Fridges, Recipe Cards for healthy meals and Cooking Skills Sessions for young people. The network members 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 adapted in 2020 due to Covid 19 with lots of community groups forming to help neighbours access food and services during the lockdowns and subsequent issues.

The Food Alliance and Food Network members are currently reviewing the plan to ensure it reflects today's needs.

If you are part of a group or organisation that works to reduce food poverty in some way and you would like to join the Norwich Food Network please email

louisecurtis@norwich.gov.uk for more info.