Feeding Gainsborough Blog

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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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ITV Calendar News and Feeding Gainsborough

On Thursday 11th February, we were visited by ITV Calendar News so they could have an insight into the day to day work we do at Feeding Gainsborough.   Their team followed us round our morning and evening supermarket food collections to see where some of our food comes from and also the long hours, we put in to our…

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Anonymous Stories – PIP Application Success!

Believe me PIP applications can sometimes take up to 3 years!   Our Feeding Gainsborough Support Team assisted a young lady who finally won her case in the court this week against DWP. This young lady was diagnosed with autism when she was very young and was in receipt of the higher rate DLA as a child. When she turned…

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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…

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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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…

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Feeding Gainsborough Support Service

We are delighted to let you know that Julie Musonda and her support team are now working for Feeding Gainsborough.   In addition to our multi-agency food service we are now able to offer a wide range of additional support services   Did you know we can offer support for…   …housing? …benefits applications? …mental health support? …disability issues? …social…

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GAPA Mini Food Pantry

We’ve started a new mini pantry at Gainsborough Adventure Playground (GAPA)!   This will be topped up regularly with a variety of food from bakery, fresh fruit and vegetables, ambient goods and much more. We will also be providing ready meals such as roast chicken dinners for their children to have hot food for their lunch or dinner. GAPA is…

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Scotter Primary School Children’s Meal Bags

Feeding Gainsborough are so grateful to receive children’s meal bags, weekly, from Scotter Primary School. These bags are there to replace the free school meal and snack the child would’ve gotten from school if it was open – helping to relieve the financial strain of having children at home whilst they are closed.   Each food hamper bag contains 5…

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The Co-operative Bank‘s Marketing Campaign

In June 2020, we were thrilled to be asked to take part in The Co-operative Bank’s latest marketing campaign ‘Together, we are people with a purpose’ after being accepted on their Customer Donation Fund. This was a fantastic opportunity to display some of the work we had been doing during the first lockdown, supporting over 400 families weekly!   We…