The FoodBank

  Our aim is to provide short-term emergency food relief to people and families in crisis in the local area. We  collect food from the public at supermarkets, churches, local groups and schools, to be ‘banked’ in our centres. Most people who come to Foodbanks for emergency food are not homeless. They are families who have hit hard times, people who have been made redundant, become ill or are experiencing benefit delay; they are the UK’s hidden hungry. As you are no doubt aware, we are amongst the worst 10% of all areas nationally for levels of deprivation. We have four  distribution points during the week. The Salvation Army - Mondays 9.30 - 11.30 Fridays 9.30 - 11.30 Gorleston Baptist Church - The Well NR31 6LY Mondays 9.30 - 12 parking available and Thursdays at St Andrews Chapter House NR31 6LS  9.30 - 12 Term time only St Mary Magdalene Church Gorleston Tuesdays 12 - 2.00pm parking available St Andrews OPEN CHURCH  Gorleston NR31 6LS Sundays 2.15 - 3.30pm parking available access through front door of church. CONTACT NUMBERS FOR ENQUIRIES during operating hours Liz Townson 07786952306 The WELL Salvation Army  - 01493 858069 NR30 2SQ Gt Yarmouth Sarah Byrne Nick Hewitt -  St Mary Magdalene Church 07810146852 Tricia Slade - St Andrews NR31 6LS 07787946224 Donations can be received at any of these places during the times shown. For emails use the contact page. We are grateful for the support of  Great Yarmouth Council

In order to provide the most appropriate help for the circumstances of your situation we work with local agencies. The local agency can also provide long term support if needed to help address some of the issues behind the reasons for your crisis. Agencies we work with include: housing support officers, children’s centres, health visitors, social services, schools GP surgeries, CAP at Park Baptist Church and some local charities such as CAB,DIAL and the local neighbourhood centres.


We aim to help you through the five week waiting period and afterwards if debts incurred make it difficult to return to normal. We would like to use our records to assess how benefit changes have impacted the system - we guarantee we will not disclose any confidential information.

I need help and advice

If you need help and advice with Foodbank issues or other matters that are troubling you then contact one of the Foodbank organisations.

Visit the The Well website.

Visit The Bridge website.

Visit Herbie’s website.


Food Parcel Voucher's are given out by a referral organisation.

Visit our Foodbank information page for more details.

What Foodbank parcels can I be referred for?

Please help us with some food donations – thank you

The Great Yarmouth Foodbank was particularly busy in August and have run low on food, and are expecting to continue to be busy. We are appealing for more donations from the public There has been an  increase in  demand during the summer . Most people who come to Foodbanks for emergency food are not homeless. They are families who […]

Great Yarmouth Foodbank Client Testimonials

’I was desperate for help and the food parcel made a massive difference’

‘I had lost my job and I have 5 children to feed and no money till the benefits get sorted – this was a real helping hand.’

My name is Michael G from Hemsby and I’ve had the good fortune to come into contact with L from the Gt Yarmouth Foodbank. I was down and out at the time, waiting for documents to work from the Home Office , but today I’m strong/  working and happy thanks to he FoodBank going out of their way to bring boxes of food all the way out to our doorstep in Hemsby. They made us feel comfortable and as a result we are now moving up. Thanks

Welcome to the Great Yarmouth area Foodbank scheme.

Please visit our main Foodbank page for more information.

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