Lincoln Community Larder has opened its fourth delivery and drop off point at St Mary's Church Welton. From here, the Larder is providing basic needs for those who are Covid-vulnerable, recognising how difficult it can be for anyone who is sick and those with special needs in rural areas to gain access basic provisions and wholesome food.
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.… Continue reading Lincoln foodbanks work better together!
So this is where we suddenly found ourselves: a five star hygiene rated kitchen; a load of exceptional quality beef; and a woman who can cook! An NHS where staff work long shifts, putting themselves and their families personally at risk to look after our friends, our family, our neighbours through Covid-19.
In Lincoln, the local food system under Covid-19 doesn’t feel very joined up. There arelots of organisers. The local state (City and County) is marshalling community groupsand individual volunteers (but with no obvious pre-determined strategy for food, ordirect provision). Organising a Covid-19 response in Lincoln The Local Enterprise Partnership is trying to get folk onto… Continue reading Fighting the Covid-19 Food War in Lincoln
Peter from the LiFT project, based at Lincoln Baptist Church, shares his experience of providing food and supporting people during Covid-19 who are facing homelessness and other struggles.