Several charities in Lincolnshire have an aim of stopping food poverty in the area. Volunteers from local churches as well as not-for profits such as Trussell Trust collect items from local supermarkets and restaurants, and the items are packed into food parcels and passed out to the vulnerable.
The assistance is for people with a voucher from a local government agency or care worker, and this is a requirement in order to get help. For individuals or even entire households that are eligible, they can be given a free box of food, and it will usually contain enough items to last for a few days. The contents of each parcel may vary based on collected items, but they may have soup, tinned meat or vegetables, mile, tea, puddings and similar goods. The aim is to provide enough assistance to help in a crisis.
The centres below are Trussell Trust agencies in the county. These foodbanks will not only provide an emergency parcel, but they will also try to help address the cause of poverty. So volunteers will signpost people to other Lincolnshire County charities such as job training, benefits or counselling.
- St Christopher’s Church Centre is located at Fenside Road, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 8HY. The telephone number is 07743 686999.
- Bourne United Reformed Church also is part of the Trussell Trust. The post is Eastgate Bourne Lincolnshire, Pe10 9JY, call 01778 424 206.
- Lincoln foodbank is located at 22 Newland, Lincoln, LN1 1XD, telephone number is 01522 542166.
The Lincolnshire Council can also provide help in an emergency. The Community Assistance Scheme, which is the local replacement for central government funds, can provide vouchers to not-for-profit food banks. The council welfare type scheme will assist the vulnerable, such as elderly or families on a low income, that are facing exceptional pressure, and food, clothing, and other needs can be addressed. Find details on Lincolnshire Community Assistance Scheme.
Families that live in the North East Lincolnshire district also can apply for assistance with food from their local welfare programme. The council can award a vulnerable resident with either a voucher to a food bank, a parcel of free groceries, or other emergency aid. This is also part of the welfare scheme in North East Lincolnshire, which will give priority to people on benefits that are in a crisis.
Additional food banks and soup kitchens in Lincolnshire County
There are several other charity organisations in the county too. These will also offer help to the vulnerable, or they may have a hot meal for the homeless. The hours of each agency will also vary based on volunteers and available resources. The main centres are below.
CTiB (Churches Together in Boston) operates a weekly soup kitchen in which free meals are served to the vulnerable. They also partner with food banks and offer other support services, such as a shelter and debt reduction service. Many churches are part of this charity organisation that is involved in feeding the low income. Find all of the programmes from Churches Together in Boston and what they offer.
St Mary’s RC Church, Barnard Avenue Brigg, North Lincolnshire, DN20 8AS. The volunteers pack parcels for the low income. They may have cereals, meat, and other items.
The Deepings School Park Rd foodbank. This centre is based in St James, Lincolnshire, PE6 8NF, telephone 07516 717346.
A soup kitchen is is Boston’s Centenary Methodist Church. Volunteers will service a free hot meal to the homeless and people in poverty. They also offer seasonal assistance, such can help a person access shelter or pass out clothing as well. The church is located at Red Lion St, Boston, PE21 6NY, and ring 1205 355543 for hours.
Food parcels from Centerpoint Outreach are for the vulnerable in the county. The charity will also many other services for clients, ranging from housing to help in applying for benefits. When facing a crisis, the emergency box of free food with a variety of perishable and tinned grocery items can help lone parents, the elderly and others feed their family. Read Centerpoint Outreach services.
Grantham foodbank, St Catherine’s Road Grantham, Lincolnshire, telephone 07816872561.
Harbour Place runs a drop in centre. It will provide a free meal or snack while counsellors give advice on benefits and other needs. Many other needs are available at the Lincolnshire location, ranging from dental care to workshops held by CAB or partners. So free food is just one programme run, and learn more on help from Harbour Place Day Centre.
LDHH is a charity that offers several assistance programmes for the low income and homeless. One service is free food, such as non-perishable groceries. While anyone can seek help, a priority is on the elderly and disabled in Lincolnshire. Other aid includes clothing, furniture, and more, and find details on Louth and District Help for Homeless programmes.
People from North Lincolnshire can call upon Scunthorpe foodbank. The main phone number is 01724 848388. This is only for residents of the local area, sothe northern portion of the county.
Daily Bread Food Larder is a not-for profit made up of charities such as Christian Action & Resource Enterprise as well as Churches Together. Not only may free food be provided, but they also offer other assistance to families and older people in poverty. Clients can also get referrals to welfare and benefit programmes if need be. The main places that distribute groceries and meals are as follows.
- CARE Family & Support Centre, 18 Hainton Avenue, Great Grimsby, DN32 9BB. This location is open Monday and Friday. Telephone 01472 232310.
- Immingham Resource Centre, Margaret Street, Immingham, DN40 1LE. Clients can get food in an emergency. Call 07419 374 197.
- Willows Community Church is open on Tuesday and Thursday. The address of this food bank is Wingate Road, Willows Estate, Great Grimsby, DN37 9EL, telephone 01472 885568.
Daily bread is located at Bourne Foodbank, United Reformed Church. They rely on donations and volunteers to keep operating. If you can contribute food or money, the address is Eastgate, Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 9JY. Or residents from the community can find other assistance from Christian Action Resource Enterprise in Lincolnshire.