Cooking for our Community

by The Larder Lancashire in Preston, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 15th April 2020 we successfully raised £8,420 with 179 supporters in 28 days

The Larder is establishing delicious home cooked meal provision for vulnerable people in our community who are affected by COVID-19

by The Larder Lancashire in Preston, England, United Kingdom


Above is our video from our Feast For Peace celebration we organise every year - this is from 2017 and particularly resonant because it highlights how Preston came together to support both the community and the travelling troops with hot meals during the war years.

The Larder

The Larder is a social enterprise based in Preston, we are passionate about local, healthy food and supporting our community. We have a fantastic group of volunteers who love Preston as much as we do, and together we want to establish a meal provision service to help support the residents of Preston who are vulnerable and self isolating during these uncertain times.

Our Idea

On March 14th 2020 we put a post out on Facebook and Twitter with an idea for cooked meal provision to help people who are finding this current situation really difficult. The response was phenomenal with over 30 volunteers coming forward within 24 hours offering to help their community. We have been offered use of a catering unit, delivery vans and 200 new books to help with mental health and wellbeing.

The Larders aim is to provide 10,000 meals - but we need your help right now. 

  • Just £15 will feed someone for a week
  • £25 will provide 10 meals 
  • £60 will feed a couple for 2 weeks

If we can raise £25,000 we can provide 10,000 home cooked, nutritious and delicious meals to our most vulnerable members of the community.

All our meals will be made with fresh ingredients, and delivered to those identified as needing the support we can offer.

We don't want to wait for the problem to escalate, we aim to act now so we can ensure our residents are fed and nourished, preventing hunger and the fear of going hungry.

Together we can make a massive difference to the day to day lives of people who are self isolating in their own homes, with little contact with the outside world. A delicious home cooked meal made with love and compassion can bring a smile and warmth to their day.

Our Thank you

We want to thank each & every person who has contributed to our crowdfunder so far! You have been amazing! So much so, that when it comes to the time when we can all go back out into our communities and spend time together The Larder are going to have a party! Fantastic food, brilliant music and each and every one of you who has contributed to this crowdfunder are invited! We hope to meet you and thank you all in person very soon!

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