Want to get involved with your local foodbank? No worries we’ll tell you how it all works and make it easy for you to get involved.


Donating money gives organisations and charities the flexibility to buy the items that are most needed or in short supply at a particular time. It can allows them to reclaim tax through Gift Aid.

Look up your local foodbank to find out how to donate, including cheques, cash, or via online giving sites such as Local Giving; alternatively, you can donate online to the Trussell Trust, which is the largest UK network of foodbanks.


There are lots of volunteer roles, including delivery driving, fund-raising, promotion, cooking, serving, warehouse, and organisational roles.

Contact your local Foodbank or social food project directly to find out what help they need right now, or offer your help to Fareshare, which distributes to foodbanks across the county.

Fareshare driver loading crates of food into van

Donate Food

Businesses with surplus food, or simply wanting to offer support, can donate food items for foodbanks to make into emergency food parcels, or for community cafes to sell at very low cost or process into meals as needed.

Contact your local foodbank first to find out how what they most need, and delivery information. Here are some useful tips on what to donate from Lincoln Community Larder.

For bulk quantities, Fareshare can help distribute across the county.

We’ve mapped foodbanks, community larders and affordable cafes across Greater Lincolnshire.

Find your nearest foodbank to request help for yourself or someone in your community, volunteer your time, or make a donation.

If you cannot find the information you are looking for, feel free to get in touch:


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