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
Centrepoint Outreach (Boston) – Belmont House, 15 Red Lion Street, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 6PZ
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
Alford Storehouse Foodbank – Storehouse Church Alford, 47 West Street Alford LN13 9EZ
ECHO Street Kitchen – Van-based street food, based in Louth
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
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 Kitchen – Van-based street kitchen, hot and cold food – YMCA, St. Rumbold Street LN2 5AR
Eden St Giles – St Giles Methodist Church, Addison Drive, Lincoln LN2 4LH
LIFT project – Breakfast cafe for homeless people – 9 Croft St, Lincoln LN2 5AX
Lincoln Community Larder – St Giles Methodist Church, Addison Dr, Lincoln LN2 4LH
Lincoln Community Larder – YMCA Annexe, Rosemary Lane, LN2 5AR
Lincoln Community Larder – St John the Baptist Parish Hall, Laughton Way, LN2 2ES
Lincoln Foodbank – Birchwood Life Church, 127 Birchwood Avenue, Lincoln LN6 0JE
Community Grocery – Central Methodist Church, 123 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7PR
Lincoln Foodbank – Bridge Community Hub, 107-115 Newark Road, Lincoln LN5 8NQ
Lincoln Foodbank – Central Methodist Church, 123 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7PR
Lincoln Foodbank – Moorland Park Methodist Church, 46 Skellingthorpe Road
Lincoln Foodbank – Provisions Foodbank, Unit 7 Gateway Court, Dankerwood Road, South Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9UL
Community Larder – Martin Village Hall, High Street, Martin LN4 3QY
Sleaford New Life Community Larder – New Life Centre, Mareham Lane, Sleaford NG34 7JP
Co-operation Brigg – Members Food Co-op – The Low Villages Pantry, Bonby Village Hall, Main Street, Bonby, North Lincolnshire DN20 0PW
Co-operation Humber – Members Food Co-op – Baysgarth Community Hub, Baysgarth Park, Brigg Road, Barton-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire DN18 5DT
Scunthorpe Foodbank – Connect Church, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe DN16 1NR
Scunthorpe Foodbank – Epworth Baptist Church, Station Road
Epworth DN9 1JZ
Scunthorpe Foodbank – St George’s Church, Digby Street, Scunthorpe DN15 7LU
Scunthorpe Foodbank – The Haven, Dorchester Road, Scunthorpe DN17 1YG
North East Lincolnshire
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
East Marsh Food Larder – St Andrew’s Church Hall, 2b Albion Street, Grimsby DN32 7DY
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
Yarborough Food Larder – Littlecoates Community Centre, St Michael’s Rd, Grimsby DN34 5SB
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
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)
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
Caistor Foodbank – Caistor Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Caistor LN7 6UF
These phone lines are manned 7 days a week for emergency requests & referrals.
Bread & Roses Community Pantry & Market Stall – 2 Market Place, Gainsborough, DN21 2BY
Eudaimonia – Unit 3F, Sandars Road, Heapham Road Industrial Estate, Gainsborough, DN21 1RZ
Feeding Gainsborough CIC – 11-15 Silver Street, Gainsborough DN21 2DT
St George’s Primary School Foodbank – Lindsey Close, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 1YN
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:
- 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 LincolnshireTo 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 […]
- 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 want […]
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