United Food Force in North East Lincolnshire

One of our newest partners, the We Are One Foundation, is running three food banks in Grimsby, along with another in Caistor and another two in Cleethorpes.

The foundation is a result of One man’s vision to fight food poverty and change the lives of people in his community. 

Staple Foods & Hot Meals

Now working with dedicated trustees and an amazing group of volunteers, not only do they coordinate provision of staple foods to those in most need in North Lincolnshire, they also serve hot meals (at the moment for takeaway). 

Up to 200 meals would be served each Tuesday and Saturday at their central food hub – St Andrew’s Church in Grimsby. 

“We are ONE works to provide support for people facing food poverty including the homeless, those in hostels, the elderly and families in financial distress. Feeding those in need for free and on a voluntary basis, we will support anyone who asks, without prejudice in respect of circumstances, gender, race, religion or age.”

All are welcome!

Dave Wells had the idea to start serving food to people for free more than 6 years ago. 

He tells me that they had lots of discussions over the name of the organisation in its infancy. ‘We Are One’ just summed up everything and sends a clear message to anyone wanting to be involved. 

Whether as a volunteer, someone needing a break from eating on their own at home, young families, and anyone who is constantly on the move without a permanent place to stay – all are welcome.

Fish & Chip FryDays

Fish and Chip FryDays were launched at the end of December 2020: a fun family day supporting the fishing communities who have experienced hardship since the decline of the fishing industry in Grimsby.

This was a huge collaboration and there are too many generous donors to name.

Outstanding quality fish products were donated along with all of the ingredients to make the supper and dessert too.

If you are interested in finding out more about the event you can see more in this clip

We’ve mapped foodbanks, community larders and affordable cafes across Lincolnshire.

Find your nearest foodbank to request help for yourself or someone in your community, volunteer your time, or make a donation.

Food news from our blog

Centrepoint Outreach, CEO holds a box of tinned food. photo by Henry Kenyon

Bread & Roses

A photo-essay following local food in Boston, Lincolnshire, presented at the Harvest Supper hosted by the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire at Lincoln Cathedral, October 2021.

And a few reflections on it, by Laura Stratford.

Allotment holder looks over fence, by an ivy-covered doorway

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The Inkpot – a permaculture farm in Lincolnshire

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