Category: Tackling Poverty

  • From Lincoln to Lincolnshire – Going Countywide

    From Lincoln to Lincolnshire – Going Countywide

    In August, the Board at the Lincolnshire Food Partnership (LFP) decided to go countywide – expanding its focus from solely Lincoln to Lincolnshire. A decision that was undertaken after numerous discussions with the Lincolnshire County Council, on distributing the Government’s Covid-19 emergency food support fund across the county (see below). Connections across Lincolnshire An expansion […]

  • Community gardening in Donington on Bain

    Community gardening in Donington on Bain

    A local farmer sets aside a field for community growing. A group of local residents get together to plan. A stall at the roadside offers fresh, organic, pay-as-you-feel veg to the community, and a local Foodbank distributes free, organic food to people who are facing food insecurity. The essence of this vision… “shared, organic produce, […]

  • Veg advocates

    Veg advocates

    Would you like to be a Veg Advocates for Lincolnshire? This is a really cool opportunity with our friends at the Food Foundation to help change our food system for the better. Join us for an online workshop on 24th November, 10am-12noon to find out more: What could Advocates get out of it? The chance to make […]

  • Half term food support

    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 from […]

  • Meeting local food need: A conversation with Alan Wilson, Lincoln Community Larder

    Meeting local food need: A conversation with Alan Wilson, Lincoln Community Larder

    Alan Wilson is a board member of the Lincolnshire Food Partnership, and the Chair of Lincoln Community Larder. In this interview, Alan talks about his passion for healthy food, and enabling self-help and self-respect in meeting local need.

  • How to eat well on a budget

    How to eat well on a budget

    Gemma, from local good food business Veg Out, has produced this great resource for eating better on a budget – free to download.

  • Partnership, poverty and a waste food supermarket for Lincoln

    Partnership, poverty and a waste food supermarket for Lincoln

    As she got up to glean, Boaz gave orders to his men, “Even if she gathers among the sheaves, don’t embarrass her. Rather, pull out some stalks for her to pick up, and don’t rebuke her.” Ruth ch.2 v.15,16 The Lincolnshire Food Partnership is a growing partnership of organisations working together for a food system […]

  • Lincolnshire’s foodbanks are struggling under Covid

    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%. […]

  • Mint Lane Cafe re-opens on 1st July

    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 what […]

  • Abbey Access keeping in touch through the pandemic

    Abbey Access keeping in touch through the pandemic

    Gosh – sometimes it’s hard to think of what to cook day after day, isn’t it? And lockdown makes it even harder, especially for anyone with money worries to compound everything. Cooking from home I chatted with Sharron from the Arboretum Cafe, who’s running “Cooking from Home” with her colleague Oli, apprentice chef Alex, and […]