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13 Apr: On The Square

After our soft launch last week, we are very excited to announce the launch of On The Square Surplus Café! A huge thank you to the National Lottery Community Fund for funding our project and supporting us through the development.   On the Square is a friendly, community takeaway open to all to come and enjoy. We use surplus food…

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29 Oct: Thank You Gainsborough Nursery School!

Thank you to all the children at Gainsborough Nursery School for their amazing drawings and paintings they’ve done for our volunteers. It absolutely made their day receiving them and we really appreciated it. We continue to support Gainsborough Nursery School with their mini pantry which is accessible to all parents and guardians to collect from every day – not only…

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29 Oct: Huge thanks to Surplus Food for Good

Thank you so much to all at Surplus Food for Good for our amazing collections of surplus food in the past few months. We are so grateful for everything we have received, and our team have been able to distribute this to many within our community. We collected from events in Nottingham, Warwickshire and Birmingham and came away with an…

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13 Oct: National Lottery Funding

Local community group, Feeding Gainsborough, is celebrating after being awarded National Lottery funding to support its work in addressing poverty, poor health, and social isolation. The group, based in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire will use the cash to distribute surplus food, provide information, advice and guidance through specialist partner sessions and support groups and create volunteering opportunities including training and entry to…

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06 Apr: Easter Holiday Feeding Programme

We have always recognised that school holidays can place a huge strain on household budgets and this situation has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. In support of our local community and in partnership with BBC Children in Need, we will be offering free meals for families on Thursday 8th and Thursday 15th April 2021. MENU 08/04/2021 Free freshly cooked meals…

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08 Mar: Census 2021

As you will be aware the Census 2021 is happening on 21st March 2021. Staff and volunteers from Feeding Gainsborough will be on hand to help fill out the online form if you don’t have access to internet, IT equipment, or are not familiar with using online information. We can assist either in our office at 2 Market Place, adhering…

05 Feb: What we do:

We were asked by a local supermarket to show them how we distribute our food each day and thought we would also share it on our blog! This is all distributed before 9am each morning by our hardworking team. We collect from M&S Gainsborough, Greggs Gainsborough, Lidl Gainsborough, Aldi Gainsborough, Aldi Retford, and Asda Retford 7 days per week and…

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27 Jan: Anonymous Stories

At Feeding Gainsborough, we believe focussing on the stories of those in our community is much more powerful than just collecting data; turning individuals into statistics. Sharing our own stories can bring reassurance, hope and optimism to those stuck in similar situations who may feel like they’re the only ones struggling. Have you ever read someone else’s story and thought…