Category: Tackling Poverty

  • 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 […]

  • Feeding Vulnerable People in Welton

    Feeding Vulnerable People in Welton

    Lincoln Community Larder has opened its fourth delivery and drop off point at St Mary’s Church Welton. From here, the Larder is providing basic needs for those who are Covid-vulnerable, recognising how difficult it can be for anyone who is sick and those with special needs in rural areas to gain access basic provisions and wholesome food.

  • Lincoln foodbanks work better together!

    Lincoln foodbanks work better together!

    The Lincoln Food Partnership now has an Emergency Response group, made up of the main emergency foodbanks in the city: Lincoln Foodbank (run by Acts Trust), Lincoln Community Larder and Lincoln Mosque. The Emergency Response group is now running nine centres where people without funds for food can pick up a free emergency food parcel. […]

  • The LiFT project

    The LiFT project

    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.

  • Covid19 Update from Lincoln Community Larder

    Covid19 Update from Lincoln Community Larder

    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.

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