Soul Foundation reaches thousands with free meals

Foundation reaches thousands with free meals 

The Soul Foundation is scaling up massively in response to the coronavirus crisis, and is now aiming to deliver 130,000 meals a month across the city. 

The foundation was launched ten years ago by Jon and Chantal Norman, pastors of Soul Church in Norwich.

Nik Chapman, director of Soul Foundation, said that people in need now included those “who are vulnerable or ill, or isolating and having difficulty accessing food, through to those who have been made redundant or furloughed.” 

Currently the foundation supports vulnerable people through organisations such as YMCA Norfolk, homeless hostels and schools, as well as reaching a number of individuals and families.

It has received an array of donations, including thousands of kilos of fresh produce, a chiller van and seven delivery vans.

The goods it is supplying include food parcels, microwavable meals and care packages of toiletries and cleaning products.

Soul Foundation has launched a donation page to continue trying to self-fund as it does not receive any financial support from the council.

Alongside individual donors, shose who have supported the foundation so far include Norwich City Football Club, Norwich School, UEA, Chartwells (Compass Group), Boswell Insurance, Bidwells, Tofuerai and Banham Poultry. 

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