The Lincoln Food Partnership now has an Emergency Response group, made up of the main emergency foodbanks in the city: Lincoln Foodbank (run by Acts Trust), Lincoln Community Larder and Lincoln Mosque.
The Emergency Response group is now running nine centres where people without funds for food can pick up a free emergency food parcel.
The newest centres are at St Mary’s Church in Welton, operating between 1:30pm and 3pm on a Thursday, and Lincoln Mosque on Dixon Street, operating on Monday afternoons between 2pm and 4pm.
Together they operate a joint referral system designed by Acts Trust through which
organisations can refer people for help online.
Organisations wishing to register to be able to use the new online referral form can do so by filling out the registration form.
In the first 25 days of using the new referral system, the emergency response group provided food aid to 367 households in Lincoln, over 40% of which required home delivery due to self-isolating, with no access to money and no one to help.
In addition to this, the group has also provided food to many others still referred using the old paper voucher scheme.
Simon Hoare, Acts Trust
“It is a great service to the City that our organisations are showing real willingness to work together in such an effective way, especially at this unprecedented time of crisis”.
Both the City of Lincoln Council and Dial a Ride have supported the group by providing vans and drivers to help with home deliveries, alongside Lincoln Foodbank who are using their new van provided by Lincs Van Hire.
More details of how you can help the foodbanks do this vital work – by donating money, food or time.
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