Free bus rides help Norwich Foodbank deliver service
Norwich Foodbank has teamed up with Bus operator First Eastern Counties to make sure that people are able to pick up their emergency three-day food parcels with a free bus ride.
People who need to use foodbanks sometimes walk long distances with heavy shopping bags as they can’t afford public transport.
To address the issue, First Bus has developed a partnership with foodbank national charity the Trussell Trust, which already operates in the Midlands and Essex.
Now First Eastern Counties has linked up with Norwich Foodbank to offer bus journey vouchers, which can be used by people needing help from the foodbank and the volunteers who work there.