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The Co-Operative Bank & Feeding Gainsborough

FEEDING GAINSBOROUGH

Feeding Gainsborough delivers food and support services throughout the local area on a daily basis via our established Community Food Champions and our qualified and experienced support team.

Feeding Gainsborough believe it is so important that we stop seeing poverty through the prism of food and recognise that every family has the right to a decent income that enables them to afford ALL the things they need. Poverty won’t be solved by food handouts; it’ll be solved by boosting household income. Feeding Gainsborough believes that every food bank handout, however well intentioned, is a sign of a failed system.

Hunger and poverty have effects in and of themselves. Loneliness, isolation, fear, anxiety, diet related poor health. We need to repair communities as we also find ways to redress poverty. We are trying to do this.

It’s time to tackle poverty at its root cause – and stop relying on “sticking plaster solutions”. To be clear when children go hungry… it is NOT a food problem, it’s a poverty problem and poverty, so often imagined solely as an urban affliction, in West Lindsey it thrives, though often hidden, amid the small market towns and rolling green villages.

Feeding Gainsborough collect surplus food from local supermarkets, businesses and growers and re-distribute it to those most in need. This food is allocated via established local community family networks organised by our volunteer food champions, partner schools, sheltered accommodation and a local market stall.

As well as this, Feeding Gainsborough provides partner organisations with food to make healthy, home-made ready meals that are also distributed to those impacted by food poverty or social isolation.

Our support starts with where you are at and works with you to develop practical and effective ways forward to address your identified need, keeping you in control of your own journey. We can assist with benefit applications, housing, domestic violence, mental health, disability, families, addiction and much, much more. Please e-mail us at support@feedinggainsborough.co.uk or call us on 01427 378214.

Caroline Ralf, Director at Feeding Gainsborough
Caroline Ralf
Director at Feeding Gainsborough

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UNION

Feeding Gainsborough are a food union set up by Eudaimonia and Bread & Roses Community Pantry. There is an obvious link between a food union and a food bank, but food unions are set up in the hope that people will not reach a point where they need to go to a food bank for emergency supplies. Read More…

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FAMILY NETWORK

Feeding Gainsborough is a Family Network that are delivering food and support daily via their established Community Food Champions. This approach enables us to respond better and quicker to identified community need. Read More…

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MINI PANTRY

Benjamin Adlards, Mercers Wood Academy and St Georges. Phoenix Court & Queens Court – independent living, Parish Church & Café, Free Food Points 7 days a week. Community Fridge & Freezer – ready meals. IN FACT – every day there is free food available outside both Affordable Foods at Queensway and seven days a week at Bread & Roses Community Pantry. Read More…