So this is where we suddenly found ourselves: a five star hygiene rated kitchen; a load of exceptional quality beef; and a woman who can cook! An NHS where staff work long shifts, putting themselves and their families personally at risk to look after our friends, our family, our neighbours through Covid-19.
In Lincoln, the local food system under Covid-19 doesn’t feel very joined up. There arelots of organisers. The local state (City and County) is marshalling community groupsand individual volunteers (but with no obvious pre-determined strategy for food, ordirect provision). Organising a Covid-19 response in Lincoln The Local Enterprise Partnership is trying to get folk ontoContinue reading “Fighting the Covid-19 Food War in Lincoln”
Peter from the LiFT project, based at Lincoln Baptist Church, shares his experience of providing food and supporting people during Covid-19 who are facing homelessness and other struggles.
From the first realisation of the impact of Covid-19 Lincoln Community Larder determined to remain open throughout the restrictions despite many volunteers being unable to continue due to extra hours working, e.g. for NHS, or self-isolation.
We’ve been using a new online system of vouchers, developed with Lincoln Food Bank and deployed earlier than expected at all centres, due to the closure of referral agencies.
Castle Hotel is providing free, nourishing meals to NHS workers in Lincoln. The scheme means that hospital staff can eat a decent meal whilst on shift or take it home after a long stressful shift. Many front line staff are already working very long hours and this will only worsen with the pandemic. With cafesContinue reading “Castle Hotel feeds NHS workers”