The Power of Our Norfolk Community
Docky #4: The power of our Norfolk community
Last week, BuxtonThreeTwo and Proudly Norfolk Food & Drink hosted Docky #4 - a bitesize, lunchtime chat on all things food and drink. We’ve had some fantastic guests join us for Docky, but #4 was particularly special as we were joined by Chris Elliott of The Feed to discuss homelessness and hunger in our Norfolk community.
The Feed is a Norwich based social enterprise who have a vision of a community free from poverty. Supporting those who have been out of work for sustained periods of time, The Feed provide opportunities for employment and development in both their cafe and catering business.
During Docky #4, Chris spoke about how The Feed adapted in 2020. Through making phone calls to members of the community, delivering wellbeing packages and opening the community fridge, The Feed maintained a dialogue with those in need throughout the series of lockdowns.
Chris explained that The Feed also offers one-to-one support, mindfulness sessions, cooking classes and work experience programmes for people who have struggled with homelessness, addiction or on-going mental health problems. After these development sessions, the team at The Feed help individuals seek out jobs and start their career.
For 2021, The Feed have even bigger plans as they endeavor to start their own food truck. Not only will the presence of the truck spread The Feed’s message in Norwich, but it will also provide the enterprise with an additional revenue stream to allow them to continue the fantastic work they do for our community.
If you’d like to support The Feed by committing to sponsor the food truck, organising a fundraising event, donating to the community fridge or if you have employment and work experience opportunities for The Feed’s clients, you can get in touch with Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you missed Docky #4, you can catch up here.
We can tackle homelessness and poverty in our community, together.