Food at the School Gate

St Georges, Gainsborough

St George’s C of E Community Primary School in Gainsborough has designed a ‘Grab n Go’ food station at the school gates, which is feeding their school and the local community.

They have painted white lines 2 metres apart on the path to ensure social distancing.   

St George's School gate, Gainsborough

Anybody else – including passers-by – can help themselves to a food package for only £1.00.

For local people who are self-isolating, two ‘school dads’ who are taxi drivers, and several staff, are running a delivery service. And they are endeavouring to deliver to all local elders, too. Residents in self-isolation and elders are being identified through the two local churches.   

“Since the schools have closed, St George’s has fed all of its school children – and those from another school, too”. 

Head Teacher Katie Barry

And in the first week, over 100 food parcels have gone out to school families, the elderly and even some staff who are struggling for money following recent redundancies. 

All of the food parcels are funded out of the school budget. 

Three High Street Bakers

Most of us in Lincolnshire, most of the time, consume uniform baked products, produced on an industrial scale by workers we will never meet. But it’s not the only choice available to us. We went to meet three highly skilled and passionate bakers, who are baking fresh each day on Lincoln High Street. It’s a […]

Market gardeners

Fringe Farming

For fruit and vegetable crops – I’m talking the 7-a-day stuff that most of us need way more of in our diets – it’s a completely different story. 

Just a few acres, with polytunnels or glasshouses require constant tending, and can employ numerous people doing skilled, interesting, rewarding, socially useful jobs. 

Fruit and vegetables don’t necessarily need much processing before they reach our plates. We want to eat them fresh – the fresher the better! 

It would make sense, then, that the most labour intensive, perishable, unprocessed foods are grown in close proximity to urban areas.

We Won Bronze!

Greater Lincolnshire has become the latest place to win a prestigious Sustainable Food Places award. The award recognises Greater Lincolnshire Food Partnership’s work to promote healthy, sustainable and local food and to tackle some of today’s greatest social challenges, from food poverty and diet-related ill-health to the disappearance of family farms and the loss of […]

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