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
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!
From the first realisation of the impact of Covid-19 Lincoln Community Larder determined to remain open throughout the restrictions despite many volunteers being unable to continue due to extra hours working, e.g. for NHS, or self-isolation. We've been using a new online system of vouchers, developed with Lincoln Food Bank and deployed earlier than expected at all centres, due to the closure of referral agencies.
Run by volunteers, Horncastle Community Larder 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.