Food for Families

Ways to support your local foodbank

How to request food and provisions from a foodbank

Find your nearest foodbank on the map below

Click on the pin for more details

Contact them to find out how to get support

Some foodbanks will give food to anyone who needs it, during their opening hours – you just have to ask.

Some foodbanks need an agency to refer you (e.g. a key worker, GP or Citizens Advice Bureau).

If you need support and are not working with any support agency, contact your local foodbank to find out how to get a referral. For example, in Lincoln anyone can contact the City Council welfare helpline: 01522 873382

Don’t hesitate to ask for help if you are struggling to put decent, healthy food on the table.

During the Covid pandemic, some foodbanks do things differently to normal, for example they might offer delivery or ask you to come at a certain time.

Foodbanks are all a bit different, and are often run by volunteers.

Some of the organisations on the map are not foodbanks at all, but another sort of organisation that might be good to know about. Check out what’s in your area, on the map or on the list below, organised in Districts:


Boston Food Bank – Blenkin Memorial Hall, 1 Wormgate, Boston PE21 6NP

01205 310929

Centrepoint Outreach (Boston) – Belmont House, 15 Red Lion Street, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 6PZ

01205 360900

Sutton Bridge Community Larder – St Matthew’s Church, 80 Bridge Rd, Sutton Bridge, Spalding PE12 9SA

Email Terry

East Lindsey

Alford Storehouse Foodbank – Storehouse Church Alford, 47 West Street Alford LN13 9EZ

Contact Storehouse Foodbank

ECHO Street Kitchen – Van-based street food, Edward Street, Grimsby

Louth Community Larder – Churches Together Foodbank, Louth Trinity Centre, Eastgate, Louth LN11 8DJ

Neighbours Kitchen – The Priory Hotel, 149 Eastgate, Louth LN11 9AJ

Skegness Foodbank – The Storehouse, North Parade, Skegness PE25 1BY

Spilsby Foodbank – New Life Centre, Church Street, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, PE235DU

Sutton on sea Community Larder – 44 High St, Sutton on Sea, LN12 2EY

Email Stephanie

Wragby ChEF poster

Wragby ChEF (Children Eat Free) & meals on wheels – Hansard Hive, Silver Street, Wragby, Market Rasen LN8 5PJ

Wragby Foodbank – All Saints Church, Wragby, Market Rasen LN8 5RA (Collection point at rear of church)


ECHO Street KitchenVan-based street kitchen, hot and cold food – YMCA, St. Rumbold Street LN2 5AR

Eden St GilesSt Giles Methodist Church, Addison Drive, Lincoln LN2 4LH

LIFT projectBreakfast cafe for homeless people – 9 Croft St, Lincoln LN2 5AX

Lincoln Community LarderSt Giles Methodist Church, Addison Dr, Lincoln LN2 4LH

Lincoln Community LarderSt John the Baptist Parish Hall, Laughton Way, LN2 2ES

Monks Abbey logo

Monks Abbey Primary School Support for school families – Monks Road, Lincoln LN2 5PF

Mint Lane Cafe & Thrifty Shop -12 Mint Lane, Lincoln LN1 1UD

St. Swithin’s – The Salthouse, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY

North Kesteven

Sleaford New Life Community Larder – New Life Centre, Mareham Lane, Sleaford NG34 7JP

North Lincolnshire

East Marsh Food Larder – St Andrew’s Church Hall, 2b Albion Street, Grimsby DN32 7DY

West Marsh Food Larder – West Marsh Community Centre, Beeson St, Grimsby, DN31 2QH

Yarborough Food Larder – Littlecoates Community Centre, St Michael’s Rd, Grimsby DN34 5SB

Cleethorpes Food Larder – St Francis of Assisi Church, Sandringham Rd, Cleethorpes, DN35 9HA

Cleethorpes Pitstop – Pitstop in the Park at Sydney Park, Brereton Ave, Cleethorpes, DN35 7RG

South Holland

Crowland Agape Community Larder – Crowland Larder, Methodist church, Reform Street, Crowland, Peterborough PE6 0AN

Holbeach Community Larder & cafe – Holbeach Reading Rooms, Church Street Holbeach PE12 7LL

Long Sutton Agape Community Larder – portacabin at St Marys Church, Market Place, Long Sutton, Spalding PE12 9JE

Spalding Agape Community Larder – Lighthouse Pentecostal Church, 10 Haverfield Rd, Spalding PE11 2XP

Gosberton Food bank – Gosberton Parish Church, Westhorpe Road, Gosberton PE11 4EW

South Kesteven

Deepings Food Bank – The Deepings School, Park Road, Deepings, Peterborough PE6 8NF

Grantham Food Bank – Unit 1-2, Grey Friars, Grantham NG31 6PG

07816 872561

Stamford Second Helpings Cafe & Community Food Bunker – Stamford Methodist Church, 11 Barn Hill, Stamford PE9 2AE

Stamford & Oundle Foodbank – The Unity Centre, West Street, Stamford PE9 2PR

West Lindsey

Feeding Gainsborough CIC – 11-15 Silver Street, Gainsborough DN21 2DT

Eudaimonia – Unit 3F, Sandars Road, Heapham Road Industrial Estate, Gainsborough, DN21 1RZ

Affordable Foods – 32-34 Queensway, Gainsborough, DN21 1SN

Stans Pocket Park – Spital Terrace, Gainsborough, DN21 2DT

Community Larder – St Mary’s Church, 9 Lincoln Road, Welton, LN2 3HZ

Ways to support your local foodbank


You can donate money.

Most foodbanks welcome financial donations, as it gives them the flexibility to buy provisions as and when they are needed, and to cover other running costs.

Please contact your local foodbank to find out how to donate.

For example, you can donate to Lincoln Community Larder via the Just Giving website.


Most foodbanks welcome volunteers, and have a variety of roles, including:

  • Fund-raisers, to collect donations in areas of high footfall, such as outside a supermarket, or organise fund-raising events.
  • Drivers, to collect and delivery food as needed, possibly driving a van or freezer-vehicle.
  • Storeroom assistants, to sort deliveries and prepare food parcels.

Donate Food

You can help by donating food items with a long shelf life, such as rice, UHT milk, tinned vegetables, pasta sauce, etc.

Many foodbanks welcome fresh items, but please check first.

Food drop off points include Lincolnshire Co-op stores and your local foodbank/larder during their opening times, or by arrangement.

News, events & inspiration from Lincolnshire’s good food community

Success! You're on the list.

Foodbank updates from our blog:

  • A food vision for Lincolnshire
    Winter is a time for thinking, dreaming, imagining… What might a more sustainable and just food system be like in Lincolnshire? The food nirvana that we dream of includes a local food culture where nourishing, diverse and delicious food is easily accessible for everyone – without need for foodbanks; where work in farming and foodContinue reading “A food vision for Lincolnshire”
  • Ropsley Market Garden CSA
    Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between farmers and their local community, in which the responsibilities, risks and rewards of farming are shared. Ropsley Market Garden is Lincolnshire’s first CSA – the first of many: the English CSA moment is now here: people increasingly recognise the need for sustainable, resilient, healthy, local food,Continue reading “Ropsley Market Garden CSA”
  • New Year Reflections
    Despite the ongoing disruption and ravages of the pandemic, there are things to celebrate from 2021. We look back at a few highlights of 2021. New Community Grocery in Lincoln Food poverty is poverty. Foodbanks cannot solve that. Alongside the numerous organisations in Lincoln working to make sure everyone has access to food, we wantContinue reading “New Year Reflections”

%d bloggers like this: