On Tuesday 12th March, we welcomed long-standing Lincoln City Foundation partners, Cargill to attend Lincoln City vs Oldham Athletic at Sincil Bank.
We have built a relationship with Cargill and specifically their Witham St Hughs office for a number of years through their community engagement projects. They have supported our health delivery for a number of years, supplying funding for our Cargill Healthy Lifestyle Programme which we delivered in primary schools in and around the city and more recently our Fuel for School project which works towards their goal of food security, nutrition, and sustainability.
Enterprise Customer Lead at Cargill, David Fowler said: “Cargills vision is all about trying to nourish the world, help the world to thrive in a sustainable and responsible way. This programme hits two briefs as it tackles the massive issue of food waste which is a big problem for our industry including food manufacturers and retailers. This food is given back to the community and reaching those in need.
"Through our partnership with Lincoln City Foundation we are happy to be involved and supporting this project within local schools and we are excited to see it grow.”
Our Fuel for School project focuses on educating children about the United Nations 17 sustainable development goals using food as the focus. The project was originally started to tackle hunger as a barrier for learning but soon evolved into a nourishment project. Through weekly surplus food deliveries which saves fantastic food from going to waste we encourage children to have incredible conversations and introduce them to amazing food at a young age, good food choices and different ways to help save the planet.
The funding from Cargill has allowed us to help stop over 7000kg of food going to landfill which equals 16,500 meals that have fed families in our local community. In doing so we have stopped 13,300 CO2-e (kg) work of emissions which is the equivalent of 1,187.50 days of electricity consumption for one household.