Tackling Poverty

Food Need in Rural Lincolnshire up 400%

Horncastle Community Larder operates out of the Horncastle Community Centre. Run by volunteers, it serves not only the town, but villages in the rural hinterland.

Through referrals, it provides food parcels to those in food need as a stop gap whilst more
permanent solutions are sought.

And so far in 2020 there are four times as many people needing help than there were in 2019!

Volunteers collect non-perishable food at several points in the town, and further afield such as in Coningsby.

Collection efforts extend to the local school – Queen Elizabeth Grammar School – which provided valuable donations of all types for the difficult Christmas period.

To help make the most of distributed food, Horncastle Community Larder also runs a
recipe page on its web site, with some very simple recipes making use of ingredients found in a typical food parcel. This is educational as well as practical.

The Larder recognises that there is also a need for a range of other products to help people in need – particularly washing powder and washing up liquid: their range of provision is broadening all the time.

If you want to know more about Horncastle Community Larder, contact them via their Facebook site.

Old Wood Organic: good food growing in Skellingthorpe

The story of Old Wood Organic is a covid lockdown story of extraordinary transformation. A bracken-filled clearing in a small area of woodland has made way for a productive, organic garden, and is already beginning to supply restaurants and individuals in Lincoln with just-picked organic salad and veg, delivered by bicycle. I think that counts… Continue reading Old Wood Organic: good food growing in Skellingthorpe

Welcome to my vegan allotment

Ady, who has 12 years experience growing a productive, wildlife-friendly, fully vegan allotment in Lincoln, tells us about his experience, really useful vegan methods, and beginner tips: control weeds, save seeds, experiment and enjoy!

Lincolnshire’s foodbanks are struggling under Covid

Did you know there are over 40 foodbanks and community larders in Lincolnshire, including: Deepings, Gainsborough, Grantham, Horncastle, Lincoln, Louth, Skegness, Sleaford, Spalding and Stamford? People using the food banks had risen from nearly 1,600 in May 2019 to 7,216 in May 2020 (and this may still be an under-estimate) – an increase of 450%.… Continue reading Lincolnshire’s foodbanks are struggling under Covid

How can I help?

Foodbanks welcome donations and volunteer help. You can contact foodbanks – and any of our food partners – directly, or get in touch with us and we’ll help you find the best way for you to offer your time, skills and resources.

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