An Interview with our Foodbank Volunteer; Jemma Collins

Tell me a little about yourself….

Hello! I’m Jemma and I live in Lincoln with my husband Dave and our two boys Eli and Arlo. I’m currently on maternity leave and I go back to work in January 2022. I work for Alive Church in admin and communications.

Tesco Christmas Collection at Lincoln Foodbank

This week over three days, we have been in Tesco on Wragby Road and Canwick Hill doing our annual Christmas collection. It been a really busy and brilliant three days

A Chat with our Thursday Warehouse Team

Thursday is a busy day for Lincoln Foodbank. The Foodbank drivers are collecting donations from different locations across the city, they are also delivering Food parcels to our Distribution Centres. We have many Distribution Centres open giving out food parcels. Dial-a-Ride are out in the afternoons delivering food parcels to those isolating and it’s also a busy day at the Warehouse for the Thursday Warehouse Team.

What Would Make You Jump Out of an Airplane?

By Simon Hoare – CEO of Acts Trust

This year Acts is 15 years old. I remember joining the small team that year in my mid-20’s; we were full of ideas about how we could change the City of Lincoln for good and Make a Difference.

Our Brilliant Team at Hykeham Distribution Centre

By Cat Middleton – Foodbank Project Worker

In April we opened our fifth Distribution Centre, which is located in North Hykeham. When we mapped out what areas of the city Lincoln Foodbank were reaching and how far guest’s were having to travel to collect a food parcel, we decided we needed to plant another Distribution centre in the South of the city to make it as easy as possible for guests to access a food parcel. There are three churches partnering together with a group of volunteers to help run the Distribution centre. Our team leaders Mel and Sheila have done a brilliant job in helping set up the centre and making sure everything runs smoothly.

Sometimes when we don’t know what to say, a hug says enough.

By Cat Middleton – Foodbank Project Worker

Today feels like a BIG day. It’s the day where we are officially allowed to HUG friends and family after a year of social distancing (be sensible!). I love a good hug! It lifts me up and makes me feel ok, so today, whatever situation you find yourself in, if you are ready, hug someone you love.

Is a Food Parcel enough to stop Food Poverty?

By Amy Colley – Lincoln Foodbank Coordinator

“There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in.”

Desmond Tutu

A catch up with David and John

By Cat Middleton – Foodbank Project Worker

This week I caught up with David and John who are part of our Foodbank Van Team.

David has been volunteering with Lincoln Foodbank for nearly 5 years and John for just over a year. David and John have been real life superheroes over this past year. They have been out collecting donations from supermarkets, schools, businesses and many other locations to take back to our Foodbank warehouse. They have been delivering food parcels to our distribution centres so that people can collect and on top of that, they have also been delivering food parcels directly to those in isolation during the pandemic for the past year. 


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