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
The Friendship through Food Cafe is open again from 1st July - that’s this coming Wednesday - for surprise, delicious, Mint Lane foodie goodness! Mint Lane Cafe is a bit different to a conventional cafe: it uses retail surplus food to provide nourishing, healthy meals at affordable prices. The menu changes daily depending on what… Continue reading Mint Lane Cafe re-opens on 1st July
“Whatever you do, just stick something in the ground!” This is advice to everyone from my friend and gardening inspiration, Hillary, who gave me a tour of her Lincoln allotment last week. “Don’t worry about making mistakes,” she told me, “that’s what we all do with gardening!” Think about getting an allotment The abundance of… Continue reading Welcome to my Lincoln allotment
It’s not about them and us; it’s about everyone supporting each other. Let’s stop talking about “supporting local” as if it’s shoppers doing a favour, and be more aware of our shared, co-operative endeavours. Kimberley Bell from the Small Food Bakery contributes to #FoodTalks discussion, hosted by the Food Ethcis Council.
Gosh - sometimes it’s hard to think of what to cook day after day, isn’t it? And lockdown makes it even harder, especially for anyone with money worries to compound everything. Cooking from home I chatted with Sharron from the Arboretum Cafe, who’s running “Cooking from Home” with her colleague Oli, apprentice chef Alex, and… Continue reading Abbey Access keeping in touch through the pandemic