How do I get a food bank voucher in Lincoln?
How to get help
- The most important step is to get a foodbank voucher. In order to provide the most appropriate help for the circumstances of your situation we work with local agencies.
- Get in touch with us.
- Arrange a visit to the referral agency.
- Bring your foodbank voucher to your nearest foodbank centre.
What is a community larder?
A community larder is a ‘pop-up’ hub, a place to access food that is surplus, make friends, access additional services and save money on your bills. Some larders have been set up like your average store, even fitted by our friends at the Co-op.
What is Witney fridge?
Witney Community Fridge is currently open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. The Fridge takes in surplus food from supermarkets, which is past its best but still good to eat, and makes it available for the community. The food is offered free to everyone. No referral or means testing is required.
What does sofea stand for?
Organisation: South Oxfordshire Food and Education Alliance (SOFEA)
How does our Foodbank work?
Our foodbank works using a voucher referral system. Find out more about how we work. We rely on the support of our local community for food donations, volunteering and finances. Can you help us stop UK hunger? What happens when you can’t afford the basics?
How do I get a referral to a foodbank?
Some foodbanks need an agency to refer you (e.g. a key worker, GP or Citizens Advice Bureau). If you need support and are not working with any support agency, contact your local foodbank to find out how to get a referral. For example, in Lincoln anyone can contact the City Council welfare helpline: 01522 873382
Why do you need food donations for your Foodbank?
Our foodbank relies on your goodwill and support. Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks in The Trussell Trust network is donated by the public – that’s why your food donations are absolutely vital to our ability to give everyone referred to us a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food.
Can I donate food from Tesco or Morrisons?
Please note that any food donated at Tesco or Morrisons must be food items that have been purchased in that store. Any food that has been purchased in a different store and brought into the PCP store should be sealed by the donor and clearly labelled as having been purchased elsewhere.