Acts Trust launched Lincoln Community Grocery as a partnership with Alive Church, The Message Trust, and Lincoln Central Methodist Church. Since opening in October 2021, we’ve had an overwhelming response from local people who have described it as a place to find Hope.
“The truth is that many people, regardless of their background or circumstances, may find themselves benefiting from shopping in a place like Lincoln Community Grocery, From my years working as a debt coach, I realised that it’s not always those on the lowest income that need support. Many families with working parents are still struggling to put enough good food on the table.”
1: Membership to Lincoln Community Grocery costs £5 for one year.
2: Members can visit the Grocery up to five times per week.
3: In a standard shop, members don’t pay per item, rather they pay a set £5, for which they can fill their shopping basket with a selection of:
Fresh fruit and veg
Tins and packeted food
‘Mix and Match’ items
4: Members can also top up their shop by purchasing ‘little extras’
5: That’s not all! Members can access courses and additional projects that can empower them to overcome any challenges they may be facing, including:
Life Skills training
Friendship and Support Groups
“When the £20 per week top up ended, some people said, it’s not much, but to me, that’s a fifth of my income. It’s amazing here, I can get so much fresh food for the kids, I can make up soups that last several meals. My partner has always wanted to bake a cake, and now I can pick up a few of the ingredients every time I come and soon she’ll have what she needs.”
Monday 9:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am – 4:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am – 4:30pm
Thursday 9:30am – 4:30pm
Friday 9:30am – 4:30pm