Half term food support

Where can children eat for free in Lincoln? A big thank you to businesses, foodbanks and volunteers around Lincoln who provided food support to children and families this half term. If you would like to ask government to extend provision in time for the Christmas holiday, Marcus Rashford’s petition (which is based on recommendations fromContinue reading “Half term food support”

Lincolnshire’s foodbanks are struggling under Covid

Did you know there are over 40 foodbanks and community larders in Lincolnshire, including: Deepings, Gainsborough, Grantham, Horncastle, Lincoln, Louth, Skegness, Sleaford, Spalding and Stamford? People using the food banks had risen from nearly 1,600 in May 2019 to 7,216 in May 2020 (and this may still be an under-estimate) – an increase of 450%.Continue reading “Lincolnshire’s foodbanks are struggling under Covid”

Mint Lane Cafe re-opens on 1st July

The Friendship through Food Cafe is open again from 1st July – that’s this coming Wednesday – for surprise, delicious, Mint Lane foodie goodness! Mint Lane Cafe is a bit different to a conventional cafe: it uses retail surplus food to provide nourishing, healthy meals at affordable prices.  The menu changes daily depending on whatContinue reading “Mint Lane Cafe re-opens on 1st July”

Welcome to my Lincoln allotment

“Whatever you do, just stick something in the ground!”  This is advice to everyone from my friend and gardening inspiration, Hillary, who gave me a tour of her Lincoln allotment last week. “Don’t worry about making mistakes,” she told me, “that’s what we all do with gardening!”  Think about getting an allotment The abundance ofContinue reading “Welcome to my Lincoln allotment”

The Small Food Bakery, Nottingham #FoodTalks

It’s not about them and us; it’s about everyone supporting each other. Let’s stop talking about “supporting local” as if it’s shoppers doing a favour, and be more aware of our shared, co-operative endeavours.

Kimberley Bell from the Small Food Bakery contributes to #FoodTalks discussion, hosted by the Food Ethcis Council.