Cranwell museum donates produce to food bank

Cranwell Aviation Visitor Centre is another of North Kesteven’s attractions which have elected to donate unwanted food to Sleaford’s New Life Food Larder.
Dennett's ice cream being donated by Cranwell Aviation Museum. EMN-200325-160713001Dennett's ice cream being donated by Cranwell Aviation Museum. EMN-200325-160713001
Dennett's ice cream being donated by Cranwell Aviation Museum. EMN-200325-160713001

The aviation museum was all geared up for Discover Lincolnshire Weekend this week but realised it had a number of food items in stock which would have to be thrown away due to its closure because of the coronavirus restrictions, if it did not donate them to the food bank.

In a social media post today (Wednesday), a spokesman said: “Sad we won’t be seeing our lovely visitors enjoying our snacks for a while, but pleased we can do something small to help. Ready to donate to Sleaford Community Larder, who are doing a fab job.”

The food bank has been appealing for donations of funds and supplies to make up for the huge increase in demand from families under financial pressure due to the closure of schools, businesses and the lockdown due to coronavirus.

As well as snacks they also donated their stock of Dennett’s ice cream.

This follows on from Cogglesford Mill donating all of its unwanted produce on Monday when visitor attractions were closed by North Kesteven District Council in line from government guidance.