In the wake of the pandemic, we have set up a network of #CommunityLarders in the Clay Country area. We started to serve our community by providing free meals, whilst diverting good produce away from going to waste!
Please note: the opening hours of the Community Larder at Daisy Dukes will change to
Mon-Sat, 11am-1pm. These new opening hours will be in place until the 3rd December.
In 3 months the Community Larders have had nearly 1,000 visits. With the help of a group of volunteers, we distributed the equivalent of nearly 10,000 meals. This way over 5.5 tonnes of food were saved from going to waste! That’s the same as 6 1/2 cows!!!
Thanks to the brilliant The Hive Food project, we were able to distribute frozen meals cooked with care to many families in our community.
Fare Share South West have recently been awarded a prize for their starling work of food distribution!
We are inspired to connect with our community through food because it’s a win-win for people and the Planet! The amount of food waste is an environmental cost which we can meet by redistributing and rethinking ways we store and cook food. Here’s a good example of freezing produce some of which will surprise you! https://www.hubbub.org.uk/15-freezer-friendly-foods
All this project has been an amazing team effort, supported by generous volunteers who help us to set up the stalls at the community larders and share food, information and good conversations with the people in our locality.