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Working in partnership with Feeding Britain, Norfolk Community Foundation brought funding from their Thetford Shines Brighter Fund and investment from Breckland Council to create the first citizens supermarket in Norfolk. The Burrell Shop at the Charles Burrell Centre in Thetford is helping to strengthen the community spirit and support for many who have struggled to put good quality food on the table, as well as providing a trusted place for additional wrap-around support. As part of their Nourishing Norfolk initiative, the Foundation are currently developing further partnerships to bring other, similar supermarkets to the county.

Find out more about the Burrell Shop in this video:

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Levels of local food insecurity

According to the University of Sheffield’s research into local food insecurity of adults (Jan 2021), in Breckland where the Burrell Shop is located:

  • 1.29% of adults suffered from hunger
  • 7.68% struggled to access food
  • 9.38% worried about not having enough food

About this research:

The University of Sheffield have published statistics of UK adult food insecurity at Local Authority scale. You can view the map of measures of food insecurity here.

Hungry is defined as having skipped food for a whole day or more in the previous month or indicated they were hungry but not eaten because they could not afford or get access to food.

Struggle is defined as a positive response to at least one of the following:

  • Sought help accessing food
  • Skipped or shrank meal
  • Gave a reason for not having enough food

Worry is defined as choosing very worried or fairly worried about getting food.