Looking after Community Interests
Caistor|Market Rasen|A46 Corridor & Surrounding Villages
MARKET RASEN ROTARY SUPPORTS CAISTOR FOOD BANK
Rotarians, President David Mason, Secretary Jo Bowman and Community Service Chair, Malcolm Simpson met with the organisers of the Caistor Food Bank, Brian and Sue Milne, to hand over a cheque for £500 to assist the Caistor Food Bank in continuing their good work. We met at the end of one of the distribution days at the Methodist Chapel in Caistor. Eric Campbell and Kate Hills were also present, as they are two of the army of 25 volunteers who help with receiving, assembling, packing, serving and in some cases, delivering the food.
This version of the Caistor Food bank started in February 2021 and since then, and up until the 10 November, has given out/distributed 1,094 food parcels and support for some 2,000 individuals.
Their food is collected from certain local supermarkets as food approaches sell by dates, also by purchasing from lowest price supermarkets, which they find often cheaper than buying from Cash & Carry outlets. Several organisations, Caistor Grammar school to name one, organise a collection of food each week, and the Co-ops in Caistor and Keelby have deposit boxes which provide a lot of food.
The organisation Fair Share, originally in Hull, but now also in Lincoln allows the purchase of food at about 33% of normal retail price.
The Caistor Food Bank is supported by, Community Action For All (CAFA) in Grimsby and also by the ‘We are one foundation’ also in Grimsby. The Caistor group utilises a database operated by CAFA.
The Caistor Food Bank liaises with similar organisations in Immingham, Brigg, and Market Rasen and supports families, not only in Caistor, but also in the surrounding villages.
Individuals can be referred to the food bank and/or visit to register their need and situation, discussing the operation with Brian and Sue, it became very evident that a lot more support was being given to many, in addition to the supply of food.
Market Rasen Rotary will when and as they are able, to continue to support the Caistor Foodbank as well as that at Market Rasen, which they have been doing for some time.
CAFA JOINS FORCES WITH WE ARE ONE AND CAISTOR METHODIST CHURCH
CAFA have joined with the We Are ONE Foundation in Grimsby to bring much needed food supplies to locals who are struggling to get their necessary shopping.
We Are ONE offer a variety of food parcels to those who are not able to to buy food due to affordability or who are facing practical difficulties through shielding or isolation under Covid regulations.
CAFA have agreed to support those in the Caistor, and A46 corridor area that are in need of assistance.
Brian Milne, Chair of CAFA stated, "We are launching a Food Bank in Caistor Methodist Hall from Saturday 27th February (11am) and would urge those could do with a bit of help during these difficult times to contact CAFA".
Currently CAFA are helping a number of families and single people on a weekly basis, and with the introduction of the Caistor Food Bank welcomes contact from any one who finds they are struggling with their basic shopping needs. Register here with full confidentiality.
People can contact the Food Bank on:
mob: 07714 624608
Facebook page: @caistorfoodbank
Website: on our CAFA contact page