A warm welcome and
hot food for those struggling
to make ends meet

LARDER HAS RE-OPENED!


We had a successful re-opening of Laurence's Larder on 17 September - for take-out meals only. This followed a detailed assessment to ensure we were taking all suitable precautions.

Thank you to those who helped us raise over £1,000 to reopen the larder.

Please continue to DONATE to help us keep this vital service going for our guests.

We are currently offering a take-out service one day a week, on Thursdays.


LARDER HAS RE-OPENED!

About Us


Laurence's Larder provides a warm welcome and fresh food for those who struggle to make ends meet in our community and beyond.

Before we had to close temporarily during lockdown it was open every Tuesday and Thursday  from 10am to 1.30pm to anyone in need - no referral needed. 

We provided a three-course meal which was typically soup, a pasta or other favourite such as cottage or fish pie, followed by a pudding such as crumble and custard or fruit salad. For those in even greater need, we provide dried and tinned food for a few days to take away.

We also have clothes washing facilities and a shower as well as a clothes bank available during our opening hours.

People of all faiths, and none, are welcome.

It costs £1,000 a month to run the charity, despite generous donations from our supporters (below). We welcome donations of money, food and adult clothing.

The larder, which is a registered charity (1185983), is managed by Stephen Chamberlain who can be reached via info@laurenceslarder.org.uk.


About Us

Where are we?


St Laurence's Larder is in the refectory (dining room) of Christ Church with St Laurence Brondesbury, on the corner of Willesden Lane and Christchurch Avenue,  London NW6 7BG.

Thursdays, 10am to 1.30pm

The entrance for the larder is in Christchurch Avenue.

  • 169 Willesden Lane, London, NW6 7BG
  • Email: info@laurenceslarder.org.uk

Where are we?

Our committee


Stephen Chamberlain

Founder and co-ordinator

Gail Foord

Chair of trustees

Rob Grover

Administration volunteer

Philippa Hutchinson

Trustee

Daniel Lewis

Trustee and treasurer

Jane Mehta

Trustee

Rev Graham Noyce

Trustee

Make a donation


Every month it costs us £1,000 to feed those who come to us for a hot meal, a shower, to wash their clothes and have a chat.

Despite the generosity of those who give us food, clothes and their time, we still have to pay for staple foods to create the dishes and for the utilities we use such as hot water and electricity for the tumble dryers.

Please help us to keep the larder going at this time of great need in our community and beyond.

Please donate here.

Please email us at info@laurenceslarder.org.uk if you can help with donations of food, clothes or your time.

Our registered charity number is: 1185983




Make a donation

Other local help


Local residents have come together to help the community at this difficult time and can offer simple services to people who are self-isolating due to COVID-19. Volunteers can:

  • pick up shopping, medication and other urgent supplies
  • have a chat on the phone
  • post mail
  • help put people in touch with other services
Volunteers are not allowed to enter anyone's home.

You can reach this service at 020 3488 4916 or at
kilburnaid@gmail.com or on Twitter at @aidkilburn


Other local help

Join our supporters


The organisations below give us generous support and some of them have done so since we opened our doors. We simply couldn't help our guests without their help. 





Please make a donation to help us to keep the larder going at this time of great need in our community and beyond. Donors help us pay for electricity, staple ingredients and essential equipment.

Or email us at info@laurenceslarder.org.uk if you can help with donations of food, clothes or your time.