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”
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”
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, andContinue reading “Abbey Access keeping in touch through the pandemic”
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.
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.Continue reading “Lincoln foodbanks work better together!”