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

Please see below for how you
can help us re-open the larder!

Larder to re-open!

We are currently working hard to raise the funds and work out the logistics of safely re-opening the larder on 17 September - and you can help!

PLEASE DONATE to our campaign to re-open the larder.

We will initially be offering a take-out service one day a week.
Larder to re-open!

Do you need food?

While we've been closed we've been inundated with very kind offers of food and help and would urge anyone in a position to do so to redirect their offers to local food banks until we re-open in September. These include:
  • Sufra
  • St Mary's Willesden
  • North Paddington.
Meanwhile, Brent Council is co-ordinating food deliveries to all those who need it in the borough.

The operation, being co-ordinated from Bridge Park, aims to deliver food parcels to all those who need them because they are self-isolating or experiencing financial hardship.

If you need a food parcel, please call 020 8937 6792.

A scheme called Gift Your Neighbour is being run by the charity Salusbury World which  twice a week provides home-cooked meals and other food items to anyone in need. Contact 020 8050 3875 or qpmutualaid@gmail.com.

Do you  need food?

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

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.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 1.30pm

The entrance for the larder is in Christchurch Avenue. Look for our pop-up banner!

  • 169 Willesden Lane, London, NW6 7BG
  • Tel: 07958 303 737 - Stephen Chamberlain, founder
  • 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


Daniel Lewis

Trustee and treasurer

Jane Mehta


Rev Graham Noyce


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