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Closed 19/03/2022

raised of £1,000 target by 17 supporters

    Weʼve raised £285 to Provide ‘Pay it Forward’ Family Meal Packages for Lincoln families in need throughout 2021

    Funded on Saturday, 19th March 2022

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    Want to help us to do something a little different this year & help families in need?

    After the success of our Christmas fundraising.. we want to go bigger and do more. In addition to us donating £1 from every recipe box sold throughout 2021, we would love to add more to the pot and be able to build bigger plant based packages for Lincoln families in need.

    It’’s no great surprise in the current climate that the need for food banks and extra support has massively increased over recent months.. this has been further highlighted by the media coverage of the food packages provided for children in receipt of free school meals during lockdown. As a former teacher I have taught some truly gifted children who were on the free school meals list and know how important a nutritious meal is for children at such a vital stage of development. Providing food for a family just takes one thing off their ‘worry list’ allowing them to focus a little more on everything else.. never underestimate how much food poverty impacts on the whole family.

    Managing to make ends meet for so many is a challenge at the moment, some more than others. At VEG OUT we feed people, we love helping people to feel healthier and able to get that control back. Its just what we do.

    In 2021 we would REALLY love to be able to support our local community by providing meal packages to allow families to cook nutritious meals at home.. taking inspiration from our regular recipe box range, each one of our ‘Family Meal Packages’ will include 4 nutritionally balanced meals to feed 4 people (or 2 adults and 2-3 children) with all ingredients and instructions provided.

    We will be working in partnership with Mint Lane Cafe for this project acting as our central collection point *Further collection points and local connections are currently being explored. The packages will be available every week from February half term and throughout the year with collection from Mint Lane Cafe. All donations on this page will go towards the collation of the packages to help bring a little bit of control and calm for those who need it.

    If you or someone you know would like to request one of our meal packages - Click on the link below:

    Request a Box

    We know that its a tough time at the moment - We really do appreciate anything you might be able to give to support this 🌱

    If you know of anyone who you think would benefit from this project - pop over to our Facebook and Instagram pages for more details coming soon.




    • Gemma Whitelock3 years ago
      Gemma Whitelock

      Gemma Whitelock

      3 years ago

      Thank you for all of the support so far! We now have everything in place ready to start distributing our meal packages from 15th February. If you know of anyone who would benefit from one of our plant based packages please forward the link below:

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    • Gemma Whitelock3 years ago
      Gemma Whitelock

      Gemma Whitelock

      3 years ago

      Thank you everyone who has donated so far! We dropped our first packages off at the weekend.. We have lots more to give thanks to your donations.

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    Page last updated on: 9/9/2021 13.24



    • michelle


      Sep 9, 2021

      what a fab local project. i am on a healthy eating project via the abbey. youhave donated food boxes for our course. thank you. meal planning made easy, healthy and nutrious.


    • Fi Barham (

      Fi Barham (

      Sep 8, 2021

      Found you when researching my Lincoln trip - what a lovely project! My blog's fairly new, but hopefully including you will raise a bit of fundraising awareness! Stay tuned! x


    • Anonymous


      Mar 7, 2021

    • Vic


      Feb 22, 2021

      Great support, keep up the fab efforts 😊


    • Sarah


      Feb 8, 2021

      Thank you Gemma for all your hard work.


    • Elaine


      Feb 6, 2021

      Great ideaHappy to help


    • Rob & Barb

      Rob & Barb

      Jan 29, 2021

      You’ve so helped us to eat more healthily & happy to assist you in helping others, thank you.


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    “Just because you’ve fallen on hard times doesn’t mean that you should go without healthy nutritious food.. We believe every family should feel valued and be supported to allow them to be able to feed their children good food to help their development and well-being.”

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