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.

Can kids keep bees?

They’re not exactly the most usual school pet, requiring considerable knowledge and skills, some specialist equipment, not to mention the careful handling – but the learning opportunities are as bountiful and delectable as the honey! Wyberton Primary Academy near Boston shows us how it’s done, with a little help from Willoughby Road Allotment Association. The… Continue reading Can kids keep bees?

Mrs Smith: a Low Waste Inspiration

Lincolnshire resident, Mrs Smith (1892-94) can teach us a huge amount about sustainable living, local food and minimising waste.

More about Mrs Smith’s life and home, by Sally Bird, Learning and Development Officer at Mrs Smith’s Cottage.

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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