Through our partners nationally in Sustainable Food Cities, here are some of the things that are going on, some of which could be tried in Lincoln.
Because ‘food’ is not a clearly defined local authority portfolio everywhere, most of our Food Partners are still researching possibilities for orchestrated provision.
- Food collection and distribution points set up at Neighbourhood Hubs.
- Plans to open school kitchens for children’s lunches.
Brighton and Hove
B&H has an orchestrated plan:
- their blog coronavirus and emergency food in Brighton & Hove
- Their what you can do page
- And their ‘help’ directory
- They also have a crowd funder page to buy bulk food.
A spreadsheet documenting all City actions that it comes across: www.cambridgesustainablefood.org
- Salvation Army to act as food collection points.
- Local taxi firms have agreed to deliver takeaways.
Trying to set up an online credit facility for families in receipt of FSM
City Council is funding a free delivery service for food banks and
community cafes to supply those on their ‘books’, and has set up a donations
Supermarket vouchers are being bought and given to children on
free school meals (FSM), through schools. Main problems: hand sanitiser for
those involved in a direct delivery; lack of volunteers through self-isolation.
We’ll keep you updated with ‘best practice’ nationally, through our social
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