Category: Tackling Poverty

  • EcoSerenity Project CIC

    EcoSerenity Project CIC

    A Community Farm Project for Better Mental Health How would you respond, if your day to day work brought you regularly in contact with people at the farthest ebb of their mental health, maybe even on the precipice of suicide? Andy, in his work at a local landmark, deals regularly with emotionally distressed individuals.   His […]

  • The Inkpot – a permaculture farm in Lincolnshire

    The Inkpot – a permaculture farm in Lincolnshire

    How does permaculture address the big challenges of our times – from the climate and ecological crises, to the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities? Hannah Thorogood – a permaculture designer and senior UK Permaculture teacher – farms 100 acres (without a tractor). Her land and farming practices embody a mindset of abundance – […]

  • Volunteer Opportunities in Lincoln: Van Drivers

    Volunteer Opportunities in Lincoln: Van Drivers

    FareShare Midlands works throughout the region to fight hunger and tackle food waste. The economic fallout from the pandemic has exacerbated food poverty across our region. As a result, our operations have significantly increased to meet this need. Van Driver FareShare is looking for more people to join existing volunteer team as a van driver […]

  • The Future of Seed

    The Future of Seed

    Seed sovereignty is about growers being able to produce and have control of their seeds – by saving seed from the crops they grow, selecting the strongest and most suitable seeds for breeding, and exchanging seeds freely with others. Sounds simple, right? At the moment, almost all commercial seeds are F1 hybrids. The seeds that […]

  • United Food Force in North East Lincolnshire

    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 […]

  • Job Opportunity: Warehouse Supervisor

    Job Opportunity: Warehouse Supervisor

    This role is now taken Job vacancy for an exciting project for Fareshare Midlands, starting with a 6-month pilot in Lincolnshire to assess food availability, demand levels and logistics arrangements. Warehouse Supervisor Lincolnshire Co-op pilot £21,000 per annum equivalent – 6 months fixed contract starting Monday, 28th June2021 37.5 hours per week Working hours to […]

  • Four things I’ve learnt – and a question

    Four things I’ve learnt – and a question

    1. Getting your hands dirty is transformative 2. The good food economy is a shared endeavour 3. Intergenerational friendship matters 4. Solidarity is on the rise A question: What would we do differently if we no longer needed foodbanks?

  • Foodbanks distribute airline surplus

    Foodbanks distribute airline surplus

    As more flights are cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, thousands of airline meals are also going to waste. Foodbank volunteers distribute surplus airline meals To address this, the Lincolnshire Food Partnership has been working with Lincolnshire foodbanks and community larders to make sure this surplus of food reaches those who need it. Volunteers from […]

  • What does £30 of food look like?

    What does £30 of food look like?

    After a meagre food parcel provided by Chartwells to children eligible for free school meals went viral. Questions have arisen on how much £30 of food actually looks like, and whether the current method is outdated and needs revision.

  • New foodbank in Martin

    New foodbank in Martin

    A new Lincoln Community Larder food bank service has been set up by people in Martin and surrounding villages to support those in their community who are in need of food and supplies. The new service means people unable to get into Lincoln can collect food parcels from a central point in Martin instead.