Author: amy

Is it Acceptable to use a Foodbank?

I started working for Lincoln Foodbank in 2015 and during that year we helped 2185 people with emergency food parcels. Last year Lincoln Foodbank helped 4524 people in crisis with emergency food parcels, 1600 of those people were children. That’s a massive 107% increase in people needing support.

Situations like ill health, job loss or a global pandemic can happen to any of us, however, if you are living on or below the poverty line (like 1/4 children in Lincoln are) it’s going to start that spiral into crisis meaning you can’t afford the essentials like gas, electricity or food.

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An interview with Chris

This weekend has been our 3 day food collection at Tesco for Lincoln Foodbank. Whilst there I had the opportunity to interview Chris, who has served on a number of the Foodbank teams over the last 18 months. Here’s what he had to say: 

How will the Community Grocery will become a ‘Game Changer’ for Foodbanks?

On the 5th October our Community Grocery store will be opening at Central Methodist Church. This will be a great opportunity for those needing to use Foodbank on a regular basis to be able to shop in a supermarket and pay for their food – but at a fraction of the price. The opening of the Community Grocery will undoubtedly have an impact on the Foodbank.  I caught up with one of our Distribution Centre Managers and this is what he had to say:

An interview with Charlotte

By Amy Colley – Lincoln Foodbank Coordinator

This week I went to the Bridge Community Hub to catch up with one of our amazing volunteers Charlotte. Charlotte first came to the Foodbank at the Bridge Community Hub as she was having an incredibly difficult time in her life. 10 months on Charlotte is now one of our Foodbank volunteers, she helps at the Bridge Community Hub twice a week and is an absolute asset to our team. 

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A day in the life of a Foodbank Distribution Centre

By Amy Colley – Lincoln Foodbank Coordinator

At Lincoln Foodbank we have always said that we ‘provide 3 day emergency food parcels for local people in crisis’ but really it’s about so much more. The heart behind Foodbank is to build genuine connections with people and help empower them out of their current situation.

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