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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:
Wragby ChEF (Children Eat Free) & meals on wheels – Hansard Hive, Silver Street, Wragby, Market Rasen LN8 5PJ
Stamford Second Helpings Cafe & Community Food Bunker – Stamford Methodist Church, 11 Barn Hill, Stamford PE9 2AE
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.
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
Foodbank updates from our blog:
- A food vision for LincolnshireWinter 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 CSACommunity Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between farmers and their local community, in which the responsibilities, risks and rewards of farming are shared. communitysupportedagriculture.org.uk 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 ReflectionsDespite 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”