Towns Fund Projects

8. Store of Stories

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Partner

Lincoln Food Partnership

Project Description

This project will support the development of a centrally located food supermarket, that would alleviate issues of food poverty, address food wastage and support health issues leading to economic opportunities and longer-term productivity.

With a focus on helping local people build resilience, The Store of Stories will provide low cost locally supplied waste and surplus food and other essential items, alongside a programme of advice, support and training, volunteering, and work placements opportunities

Project Rationale

  • Addresses increase in food poverty arising from worklessness as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, alongside support mechanisms - skills acquisition, finance and employability education to enable entry/return to the workplace supporting principles of inclusive growth
  • Supports clean growth through the harnessing of ‘waste’ food
  • Supports increased collaboration with public, private and community sectors and improving opportunities for volunteering in the social economy