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Lincoln Community Larder hunts for new warehouse

The larder ideally wants a new warehouse before September

Lincoln Community Larder needs to find a new warehouse by January due to repairs needed at its current storage space.

The charity, which has been operating since 1989, provides three days of food for people in need that are referred to them by agencies. It feeds between 30 to 50 people a week.

Lincoln Community Larder took up the lease on its current warehouse store based on the Allenby Trading Estate in July 2015.

However, the charity said since ownership changed from the City of Lincoln Council to Lindum over the last few months and with repair work needed, the Community Larder has been given notice to leave.

Part of the storage room at the Community Larder.

Volunteer Tina James, who has worked for the charity for nine years, told The Lincolnite that Lindum is being pro-active in helping them

She said: “It happened in the last few days due to lots of work that needs doing including the repair of the roof. It was out of the blue.

“As it is in disrepair Lindum need to bring it up to standard and gave us notice, so we need to leave by January and they’ll help us find somewhere new.

“It would be better for us to leave sooner before September as the harvest festival starts then and we get jaw-dropping amounts of donations from schools. We don’t want to have to move all of that, so it is easier to move sooner.

“We were a bit shocked, but it is one of those things and we do understand why it is necessary.”

Lindum were unavailable when contacted by The Lincolnite.

Lincoln Community Larder is looking preferably for somewhere permanent for its storage warehouse, but would possibly consider somewhere temporary.

The new warehouse would need to be at least 700 square feet on the ground floor and somewhere that can be accessed seven days a week.

Anyone who knows of a space the larder can use should contact them on 07914655460, via email at [email protected] or by clicking here.