Cost of Living Support

Help with Food and Hygiene Products

Community Grocery

Lincoln Community Grocery is open for the people of Lincoln helping to keep families fed and give members access to support too.

Food Banks

Lincoln Foodbank can provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. Call them on 01522 542 166 or go online to

Lincoln larder is a registered charity which aims to relieve poverty in the Lincoln through the provision of basic nutritious food and other basic amenities to those in need of short-term help. Call them on 01522 569 291 or go online to

Lincolnshire Food Partnership (LFP)

Lincolnshire has a range of community support charities, churches and organisations that can help with emergency food. Eligibility and referral processes vary.

Food banks map and contact information

Free School Meals

Children in low-income households may be entitled to free school meals and schools can benefit from 'pupil premium' to support extra-curricular activities.  Call the free schools meal team on 01522 782030.

Holiday Activities and Food Programme

A government funded programme to provide school-aged children eligible for Free School Meals with access to free healthy meals and activities in school holidays

Healthy Start Scheme

Pre-paid card for pregnant women and parents of children under 4 to help buy milk, fruit and vegetables. Visit or call 0300 330 7010.

Lincoln Hygiene Bank

The Lincoln Hygiene Bank is a local project for the national The Hygiene Bank Charity. The Hygiene Bank collects donated personal hygiene and household cleaning products from the community, and puts them together for those who are struggling.

Further information can be found at

Page updated 24 February 2023.