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.
Feeding Gainsborough is 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.
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.
Every day there is free food available outside both Affordable Foods at Queensway and seven days a week at Bread & Roses Community Pantry and this is often topped up two or three times a day. At each location you will find a friendly, welcoming approach and access to support from a team of fully qualified and professionally insured staff with expertise in benefits, education, housing, mental health and much more.
For more information please visit the website at www.feedinggainsborough.co.uk or Facebook @FeedingGainsborough.