Covid 19, foodbank, News, Tackling Poverty

Foodbanks distribute airline surplus

As more flights are cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, thousands of airline meals are also going to waste.

Foodbank volunteers distribute surplus airline meals

photo: Eudaimonia – Grantham Foodbank

To address this, the Lincolnshire Food Partnership has been working with Lincolnshire foodbanks and community larders to make sure this surplus of food reaches those who need it.

photo: Eudaimonia – Crowland Community Larder

Volunteers from fifteen foodbanks across Lincolnshire, have played a huge part in storing and distributing thousands of frozen airline meals to people facing food insecurity in the run up to Christmas.

This month, a further pallet of over 1000 meals is being shared among nine foodbanks across our county.

Eudaimonia flies above and beyond for Lincolnshire foodbanks

Photo: Eudaimonia – Second Helpings

The entire operation stems from the kindness, van-driving and logistical agility of our friends and Food Partners at Eudaimonia in Gainsborough, who have kindly used their freezer vehicles to collect and distribute the meals across the county.

Such an impressive feat of flexibility and co-operation cannot be understated, especially under the current circumstances!

So to all those involved – thank you!

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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.

Four things I’ve learnt – and a question

1. Getting your hands dirty is transformative
2. The good food economy is a shared endeavour
3. Intergenerational friendship matters
4. Solidarity is on the rise
A question: What would we do differently if we no longer needed foodbanks?

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