Food for Thought: A Virtual Voluntary Sector Forum (Lincolnshire)

 

Join our forum for updates on funding, support and resources for  voluntary organisations offering food banks, food parcels and meals.

‘A rising tide’, ‘Lifelines in lockdown’ and ‘A gathering storm’ are the titles of the first three chapters of a recent report on the impact of Covid-19 on the Trussell Trust’s network of food banks.* The aim of this voluntary sector forum is to bring together those of you involved in helping tackle food poverty, to share experiences and challenges, and the practical support available to help to protect and improve the lifelines created in Lincolnshire.

Information sharing will cover:

  • Funding and resources
  • Food distribution and waste prevention
  • Resource sharing
  • The relationship between food poverty and child poverty

Our panel includes speakers from Lincolnshire Community Foundation, Lincolnshire County Council and Fareshare? Lincolnshire Food Partnerhip?

The programme will be delivered via Zoom and will combine presentations with opportunities for group discussions and refreshment breaks. This will give attendees an opportunity to share their own experiences to support and learn from other groups.

Who should attend?

The event is open to staff and volunteers of charities, community groups and voluntary sector organisations in Lincolnshire.

Booking

Please reserve your place via Evenbrite and a Zoom invitation will be emailed to you the day before the event.

*The title refers to report published by The Trussell Trust in September 2020 https://www.trusselltrust.org/2020/09/14/new-report-reveals-how-coronavirus-has-affected-food-bank-use/