Who we help

There really isn’t a typical customer at the Lincoln Community Larder. Although on average we probably see more single people, we are seeing a rise in the number of families who need our help.

These are some of the reasons for people finding themselves unable to buy food for themselves and their families.

  1. Delay when claiming benefit for the very first time, eg following loss of employment.
  2. Delay due to change of circumstances or address, eg release from prison or other institution.
  3. Delay when changing from one benefit to another, eg following period of JobSeeker’s Allowance, recipient falls ill and has to claim a different benefit.
  4. Delay caused by Department of Work & Pensions losing application forms or making a mistake in processing them
  5. Insufficient income to cover cost of basic needs, ie food, heating, lighting, water, clothing, travel to work or interviews, essential appliances.
  6. Money spent on servicing debts, leaving insufficient for food.
  7. Theft of food (common in houses of multiple occupation).
  8. Benefits suspended for reasons ranging from missed appointments to malicious, and not necessarily true, reports of transgression of benefit rules, eg cohabitation.
  9. Unexpected expenses, eg appliance breakdown, large utility bills, new school uniforms, children’s shoes need replacing.
  10. Emergency re-housing when fleeing domestic violence.
  11. Any reason where people just don’t have enough money to feed themselves and their families.

Contact Us

Lincoln Community Larder
YMCA Annexe
Rosemary Lane
Lincoln LN2 5AR

01522 569291
Mobile: 07914655460


Opening Times
ROSEMARY LANE SITE LN2 5AR – We are open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1.30pm to 3.00pm
ST GILES METHODIST CHURCH, Addison Drive, LN2 4LQ – Wednesday 11am to 12 noon and Friday 9.30am to 10.30am
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH CHURCH HALL, Laughton Way, LN2 2ES Wednesday 9.30 to 10.30am

Harvest Festival Donations
If you want to donate your harvest festival food collection to us please contact us on one of the above telephone numbers. We really do appreciate your support. For more details view our blog.

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