KingsLynnFoodbank Fish Club600
Foodbank and FISH Club – King's Lynn Churches 

The King’s Lynn Foodbank started in October 2011 as an initiative of Churches Together in King’s Lynn and now feeds over 300 people a month, providing emergency food to local people in crisis and support that is clear, practical and full of compassion. 

Norfolk feeds 5000logo243Last year King's Lynn Foodbank provided 3,834 three day crisis food parcels.

King’s Lynn Foodbank Chairman, Adam Whittle said: “We see people with some really big needs. They come to us because they need help with food but it’s much more than that. Sometimes the problems are more than we can humanly process but we have a big God and we have the opportunity to pray with people and we’ve seen some wonderful testimonies”.

He continued: “We’ve been amazed with the generosity of volunteers, members of the public, local schools, churches, supermarkets and business. We achieve incredible, life-changing things on the budget we have.”

Last year King’s Lynn Foodbank also started an ‘Eat Well, Spend Less’ initiative to help people cook well on a budget. 

Factfile


Project: King’s Lynn foodbank
Who: Churches across King’s Lynn
What: Three-day food parcels for families in crisis
Where: King’s Lynn
How many: 300 emergency parcels a month go out
Contact: Adam Whittle – Chair of Trustees on adam@kingslynn.foodbank.org.uk or call 07582 558 143


King’s Lynn Foodbank also runs a ‘Fun and Food In School Holidays’ (FISH) programme to support children who receive free school meals in term time, but whose parents may struggle to provide nutritious meals during the holidays.

Factfile


Project: King’s Lynn FISH Club
Who: King’s Lynn foodbank
What: Provision of a hot lunch plus fun and games during school holidays,
Where: King’s Lynn
How many: on average 35 meals per month
Contact: Adam Whittle – Chair of Trustees on adam@kingslynn.foodbank.org.uk or call 07582 558 143
 
www.kingslynn.foodbank.org.uk
Twitter: @klfoodbank
Facebook: @klfoodbank

 

Share our stories 

Please share our stories about Norfolk Feeds 5000 on social media using the hashtag #Norfolkfeeds5000. Tell your friends and feel free to use any of the stories in your own newsletters and communications.

Sign up for alerts

During the month leading up the Celebrate Norfolk event in Norwich on June 10, we will release one NorfolkFeeds5000 story per day. To receive them follow us on Twitter or sign up to receive our regular email updates below.
 

Name:
Email Address:


 

About the project


Norfolk Feeds 5000 is a research project which aims to establish the extent to which the Christian community across Norfolk is meeting the simple command of Jesus to "feed the hungry".

Christian churches, groups and individuals across Norfolk meet the needs of the hungry and the thirsty every day of the year through foodbanks, free community meals, homeless projects, soup runs, Messy Church and other activities.
 
A simple survey has been conducted to attempt to quantify the extent to which this is happening and the findings of the survey will be published here, including many of the stories about the projects which feed people throughout Norfolk.
 
The project is supported by Celebrate Norfolk, Network Norfolk, Christian Aid, the Diocese of Norwich, Good News for Norwich & Norfolk and Bright Map and is named after the Bible story of the Feeding of The 5000.

If your Christian food-related project is not featured in our case studies and you would like us to include you, please send details, a fact file, a picture and web links to us by clicking here

The research and reporting team behind NorfolkFeeds5000 is from Network Norwich & Norfolk: Jenny Seal, Helen Baldry, Tony Rothe & Keith Morris.

NetworkNorfolk



NF5k projects map


BrightMapGraphic420

  

Click to Return