The Larder started on Thursday 26th March. Because of the Corona virus emergency it is not being held at Christchurch. Boxes are being delivered to member's homes to avoid social contact. Applicants will be contacted to arrange this. Because of the current situation we are very keen to prioritise those most in need in our community. Please remember this when applying to join.
Sharing Life Trust are collaborating with SOFEA, a charity based in Didcot, to bring a Community Larder to Thame.
What is Community Larder?
It is a membership scheme open to anyone (no means testing), aimed at providing an affordable way to access healthy staple food, reduce food waste and improve the wellbeing of residents in the local area.
Where does the food come from?
SOFEA have a long-established operation collecting and distributing surplus food from supermarkets in partnership with Fareshare, the national charity working to reduce food waste. All food supplied is within ‘use by’ date.
Where will the Community Larder be?
The Larder will be based in Thame and held in the main hall at Christchurch URC/Methodist church in the upper High Street.
When and how often will it operate?
The Larder will be open every Thursday afternoon from 2.30p.m. to 4.30p.m., including a free community café.
How do I join?
Individuals and couples can join for £3.50 per week payable by direct debit. Benefits include
An invitation to attend the Larder Hub and community café each week
A choice of up to 10 items of food plus free additional fruit and vegetables
An opportunity to pre-order boxes that can be made up for collection
An invitation to Members only events
Newsletters and information will be available on healthy eating and nutrition
Families can join for £7.00 per week payable by direct debit. Benefits include
The same as for individuals and couples but with up to 20 items of food
Please use the message space on the form to say whether you are interested in volunteering or becoming a member.
BECAUSE OF THE CURRENT COVID19 (CORONAVIRUS) EMERGENCY, AN INITIAL FREE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMUNITY LARDER IS BEING OFFERED.
TO EXPRESS AN INTEREST OR FIND OUT MORE, PLEASE USE THIS CONTACT FORM OR TELEPHONE THE SHARING LIFELINE ON 0300 201 0212 or 07541 299010.