What is a Community Larder?
Community larders are open to everyone and enable us to reduce food waste by taking surplus food collected from supermarkets and giving people a chance to use it. This helps to reduce our impact on the environment and helps save money – everyone’s a winner!
Please watch our video below which explains more about what we do.
Where is my nearest community larder?
Some larders take place in community spaces, others are provided through our community larder van. Here’s the latest info for the current Community Larders.
It makes no sense to throw away perfectly good food when it can still be used to make delicious meals and snacks. We collect bread, pastries, fruit and vegetables, eggs, dried and tinned foods and snacks that are all perfectly good to eat, even if their Best Before date has expired.
We also distribute where available frozen food. This will be food items that we have been able to freeze to extend its life-span. This food is all perfectly safe to eat, provided it is thoroughly defrosted, cooked following any cooking instructions and eaten within 24 hours of defrosting.
Unfortunately, for food safety reasons we cannot give away chilled food that has a Use-By date that has expired, unless it has been frozen prior to this date.
How to access food support?
Please see above posters for the current locations of the mobile Community Larders, Treverbyn Community Hall hosts a static Community Larder 3 days a week. Wednesday’s 2-4pm, Friday 12noon -4pm and Sunday 4.30pm-5pm. Open to all who want to do their bit to tackle food waste or simply save a few pennies each week particularly during the “Living Crisis”.
How much does it cost?
The surplus food available at the community larder is offered by donation, although supermarkets do not charge for collecting it’s surplus food the process of collecting, sorting, weighing and distributing does cost the organisation. Therefore we respectfully ask for donations where possible to help cover the cost.
Do you need extra help?
If you are unwell, isolating or disabled and are unable to get to one of the participating community larders, please do contact The Hall and we can see if we can get food to you as a one off delivery. Unfortunately this is not something we are able to offer long term.
If you find yourself in a short-term financial crisis please speak to us – we may be able to help.
We hope that the food larders proves to be a useful to you and welcome your feedback. Please email us on [email protected] or call us on 01726 858657.
If you have any queries about the Community Larders, wish to volunteer or make a donation to support this work, please contact us on 01726 858657. We shall be pleased to hear from you.