Lincoln foodbank group to open second Ermine outreach service

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A Lincoln foodbank organisation is to open its second outreach facility on the Ermine estate in Lincoln due to increasing demand from those suffering from poverty and crisis.

The Lincoln Community Larder, which was one of the first food banks in the area when it first opened in 1989, will open the new facility inside St John the Baptist Parish Church Hall on Laughton Way, Ermine East.

It will join the main larder site on Rosemary Lane and the group’s first outreach centre on Addison Drive.

The new centre will initially open on Wednesdays from 9.30 to 10.30am.

Larder Co-ordinator Tina James explained that the new facility could also open on a second day depending on demand in the first few weeks.

The purpose of the larder is to provide basic food for people in crisis. The group do this by issuing vouchers to a variety of agencies in the area who then refer people to the group for assistance.

For more information on the help available and partner agencies, visit the Lincoln Community Larder website here.

All people needing to use the Larder at either the new premises; the St Giles Methodist Church outreach or the main premises on Rosemary Lane, must be referred by one of the many referring agencies around the city.

Canon Fr Stephen Hoy, Vicar of St John the Baptist Parish Church said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the community larder.

“It means that local people will have a facility close to hand. As a church we are very aware of the needs of the community and hope that this project will go some way towards meeting them.”

People can also find out more information about the service by calling 07914655460.