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 toDONATEto help us keep this vital service going for our guests.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.