Our service

Lincoln Community Larder aims to relieve poverty in Lincoln through the provision of basic nutritious food and other basic amenities. The Larder serves the residents of Lincoln and the surrounding area suffering from disadvantage and social deprivation. This essential service supports anyone in distress, regardless of the cause of their stress. 

Our policy has always been to give immediate help to those in need. To ensure we meet this demand and that our limited supplies are given to genuine clients, our referrers confirm the genuine need for the food parcel by entering details on an on-line system which enables us to provide food to clients at our outreach centres.

Our service is available to anyone in distress. This means that we do not discriminate against anyone, especially on the grounds of sex, marital or parental status, race, ethnic or national origin, colour, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or age.

 

How we work

The Lincoln Community Larder offers a local food bank service to people in Lincoln and the surrounding area. A simple parcel of food can make a big difference to people in crisis.

Food is donated

Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to the Larder. Large collections often take place as part of Harvest Festival celebrations and food is also collected at supermarkets.

Food is sorted and stored

Our volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and pack it away in boxes that are stored in the warehouse until it is needed on the shelves in the Larder outreach centres.

Professionals identify people in need

Lincoln Community Larder partners with a wide range of front line caring agencies such as Citizens Advice, YMCA, Framework, Probation Service, Families Working Together, Addaction, City Hall Benefits Advice and many others to identify people in crisis.

Clients receive food

Once referred, Lincoln Community Larder clients come to one of our centres where they receive three days emergency food. Volunteers offer a friendly welcome and service.