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

We are looking for our first paid manager and more trustees to help guide our mission to help more people. Please see below for more info.

Manager and trustees needed


WE'RE RECRUITING!

We are looking for our first paid manager and trustees to help provide leadership and effective governance as we embark on a mission to address some of the causes of poverty in our community.

The board is about to embark on an ambitious programme to better understand the needs of the poor in our community so that we can not only provide immediate relief but also address some of the underlying causes and focus our resources where they can be of most help.

Brent Council is funding our first paid post - a project development manager - to run the Larder and work with our trustees to reach more people who need our services.

And we are expanding our board with new trustees. We want people who want to help by not only attending board meetings but also bringing their expertise to a particular area of our work.


We are keen to make our board more diverse to better reflect our community.

For more information, please choose the job description (JD) below which interests you.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER 

Project development manager JD.docx
PDM application form.docx
Closing date: 10 March 2021
Interview date: 22 March 2021 (provisional)

TRUSTEE

Trustee JD 

To apply to be a trustee please send your CV and a covering letter saying why you would like to be a trustee and what you would be able to bring to the Larder to info@laurenceslarder.org.uk

Closing date: 10 March 2021
Interview date: to be agreed with shortlisted candidates
For an informal chat, please info@laurenceslarder.org.uk and Gail Foord, our chair, will contact you.

LARDER IS OPEN FOR TAKEAWAYS!


Following our successful re-opening of Laurence's Larder on 17 September - for take-out meals only - we are continuing the service under the new restrictions but will no longer be serving hot food. This followed a detailed assessment to ensure we were taking all suitable precautions. We are currently offering the take-out service one day a week, on Thursdays.

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




LARDER IS OPEN FOR TAKEAWAYS!

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

Diana Robinson

Trustee

Rev Natasha Woodward

Trustee

Helen Brown

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

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.

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