IT'S OKAY TO ASK FOR HELP
It's OKAY to Ask for Help
Caistor food bank sessions run on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am to 2pm from the Caistor Methodist Hall on Chapel Street in Caistor.
We offer a range of produce and emergency staple products including tinned, ambient and fresh foods, and we have a full Covid restriction framework which is followed by all our volunteers.
We are here to help local people in crisis get back on their feet - people who may be referred by specialist agencies such as social services, GP surgeries, schools and care centres, or simply people who have found themselves struggling particularly at this time.
We realise deciding to approach a food bank can be daunting, however everyone is dealt with respect and confidentiality. Sadly due to necessity, food bank recipients should be prepared to bring proof of furlough, benefits, or eligibility for support etc. However, this can be talked through on a first visit to ensure there are no misunderstandings.
We are delighted to have been so positively received by local residents.
Each week we gratefully receive donated produce and goods from local businesses and members of the public.
Find out how to donate, see our current Easter Egg campaign or subscribe to our GoFundMe campaign.
We welcome volunteers for a wide range of roles at the Food Bank including...
Every volunteers is valued and appreciated, because we know without volunteers we couldn't function.
Sadly, the need for food banks is increasing.
Last year, well over a million emergency food packages were given out to adults and children in need.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold in the UK and across the region, many people including local families face difficulties getting enough food to eat.
HAPPY PAWS MAKES ALOT OF HAPPY PETS!
CAFA and the team are delighted to be working with Happy Paws Food Bank, helping Caistor Food Bank users care for their much loved family pets.
Happy Paws is a local (Lincoln and surrounding areas) pet food bank, which provides support to fur-families in times of financial hardship.
Brian Milne, Chairman of CAFA said, "The work that Happy Paws Pet Food Bank does is amazing. People often forget that the animals and pets of people who are struggling can be forgotten; and yet sometimes a family pet is the glue that keeps many people from completely falling apart in times of crisis."
"We are very lucky that Happy Paws Pet Food Bank are operating at a time of great and increasing need."