How to request help from a foodbank

Step 1 Find a foodbank in your area. You can click on your area in the list below or click on your nearest pin in the map. You’ll see a list of organisations who can help.

Step 2 Ask for a referral from a social care provider: the city council, your GP, Citizen’s Advice Bureau and other organisations can do this. Community groceries and cafes don’t require a referral.

If you know of any updates to food poverty organisation opening hours, location or operations then please let us know. It will help us to keep vital information up to date, Thanks!

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

Holiday Clubs for Kids

Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) kids clubs are free of charge for children aged 5-16 eligible for free school meals, and include sports and other fun activities, and food is provided.


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

Restore Kitchen – Restore Kitchen, George St car park, Boston, PE21 8XF

01205 837 209

Restore Pantry – Restore Pantry, Restore Church, Liquorpond Street, PE21 8UJ

01205 837 209

East Lindsey

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

Contact Storehouse Foodbank

ECHO Street Kitchen – Van-based street food, based in Louth

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

9am – 10am Monday – Friday

Referral Needed from Citizens Advice, Louth Town Council, Louth Job Centre, Platform Housing.

As the Louth Community Larder is a small independent food bank, it is totally reliant on community donations (either in food or money). Food donations can be dropped off to the Trinity Centre, Monday to Friday between 9am – 12pm. Money can be donated , contact as per below.

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

Skegness Food Bank – The Storehouse, North Parade, Skegness PE25 1BY

10am-12pm Monday – Friday

Referral Needed from Citizens Advice / Help Through Hardship.

The Storehouse is a Christian Church with the mission to Love God, Love People and Make a difference. We want to make a difference in the community around us any way that we can. Some of the ways we do this is through the Skegness foodbank which tackles food poverty head on, also the Restore centre which helps homeless individuals within the community to get hot meals, showers and laundry facilities. A selection of different mental health, wellbeing and support groups are also available throughout the week in the Storehouse building.

Donations are welcomed Monday-Friday and can be left at The Storehouse between 9am and 4pm, alternatively there is a collection point at the Hildred’s shopping centre in Skegness. For financial donations please see our webpage and scroll down to Restore.

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 (Children Eat Free) – Old Pharmacy, Market Place, Wragby LN8 5QU

NO Referral Needed

Monday 11-15 Community Cafe Wednesday 13-16 Community Cuppa 16-17.00 Community Pantry Friday same as Wednesday Saturday 10.30-12.00 Pantry in school holidays Mon-Fri 12.30-13.30

Community cafe no prices, donations only Community larder (pantry)

Always looking for volunteers.

Food and Money donations accepted At ChEF Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat am

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

(Text ‘Food’ for a call back)


If you need help with accessing food but you’re not working with an agency who can provide a referral, contact Lincoln City Council welfare helpline: 01522 873382

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 people facing homelessness – 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

Lincoln FoodbankBeaumont Manor, Beaumont Fee, Lincoln, LN1 1UL

Referral Needed from any of the referral agencies

Food and money donations accepted. Contact Cat or donate here

Community Grocery Central Methodist Church, 123 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7PR

Lincoln FoodbankBridge Community Hub, 107-115 Newark Road, Lincoln LN5 8NQ

Lincoln FoodbankCentral Methodist Church, 123 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7PR

Lincoln FoodbankMoorland Park Methodist Church, 46 Skellingthorpe Road

Lincoln FoodbankProvisions Foodbank, Unit 7 Gateway Court, Dankerwood Road, South Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9UL

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

NO Referral Needed

Friendship Through Food – we are a community focussed cafe and surplus shop open to everyone, offering affordable meals by using surplus food.

Open Wednesday – Saturday 10am-2pm

Donations accepted – Drop off Tuesday-Saturday 10am-2pm, or out of these hours by prior arrangement

To help or volunteer check out our website for information, or email us

Monks Abbey logo

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

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

Cooperation BriggBonby Village Hall, Main Street, Bonby

A member run Community Food Cooperative from Slow Circular Earth.              

Cooperation HumberBaysgarth Community Hub, Baysgarth Park, Brigg Road, Barton-Upon-Humber     

A member run Community Food Cooperative from Slow Circular Earth.

Contact Amie to join waiting list.        

07875 407997

Scunthorpe FoodbankConnect Church, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe DN16 1NR                   


Scunthorpe FoodbankEpworth Baptist Church, Station Road
Epworth DN9 1JZ         

01427 875839

Scunthorpe FoodbankSt George’s Church, Digby Street, Scunthorpe DN15 7LU

01724 857639

Scunthorpe FoodbankThe Haven, Dorchester Road, Scunthorpe DN17 1YG

North East Lincolnshire

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

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

Oasis Community Space, Sutcliffe Avenue, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN331AW

Michelle 07983 298965

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

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 Food 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

Sutton Bridge Community Larder – Unit 8 Railway Lane North, Sutton Bridge, PE12 9UN

Email Terry

South Kesteven

The Butterfield Centre – North Rd, Bourne PE10 9AP (entrance on Harrington Street)

Bourne Foodbank – Bourne United Reformed Church
Spalding Road, Victoria Place, Bourne PE10 9LJ

Deepings Food Bank – 63, Hereward Way, Deeping St James, Peterborough, PE6 8QB
(Office address only)

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 – All Saints & St John’s Unity Centre, 27 West Street, Stamford PE9 2PR

West Lindsey

Caistor Food Bank, Caistor Methodist Church Hall, 8 Chapel Street, Caistor, LN7 6UF

Our food bank offers a range of produce and emergency staple products, including sanitary/hygiene items, tinned, ambient and fresh foods. Our aim is to help to local people in crisis.

Referral Needed from professional services such as Social Services, School, Care Centre. Alternatively you can contact us via. phone or email to arrange an appointment to register with us.

Wednesday 11:30am to 1:30pm and Saturday 11:30am to 1:30pm

Phone lines are manned 7 days a week for emergency requests & referrals.

Food Donations – Drop off at the church hall during our opening hours or there is a donation basket at Caistor and Keelby Co-op.

Money Donations – By Paypal via our website

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

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

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

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

Welton 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.

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.

Businesses can donate bulk quantities via Fareshare, who will collect – contact Ian:

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Foodbank updates from our blog:

  • The Reality of Food Poverty in Lincoln
    A new report shows a dramatic rise in the number of Lincoln residents needing emergency food parcels from the city’s food banks. The greatest increase is among households with children: children now account for 35% of all people fed by food banks in Lincoln.  The two largest food bank networks in Lincoln provided almost 47,000 […]
  • Thank you Ticky!
    Ticky Nadal is stepping down from her role as Food Partnership Coordinator at the end of March, to focus more on her work at Board Director at Mint Lane CIC. Ticky has done so much for the Food Partnership, especially working with foodbanks and community larders across the county; reducing food waste; championing healthy diets […]
  • Help Tackle Poverty in Lincolnshire
    To highlight the devastation brought by the Cost of Living Crisis, FareShare Midlands recently hosted a Help Tackle Poverty in Lincolnshire event at their Lincoln warehouse, with the support of the Greater Lincolnshire Food Partnership and the Lincolnshire Co-op. Senior representatives from local businesses, the public sector and the food industry were invited to visit […]

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