Fruit and Veg

Community Larder (Weds 11am – 4pm)

The community larder is a membership scheme which enables individuals and households to have access to affordable and nutritious food, as well as reducing food waste.

We are doing our best to keep the community larder running during the Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is taking place from the large garden gates at The Berin Centre.

Emergency Coronavirus (COVID-19) membership is free until further notice. 

PLEASE NOTE: Whilst SOFEA supplies the boxes, at The Berin Centre we have to pay to host and staff this service. We are a separate charity and rely on our own fundraising. Donations made through forms in the box do not get to us, they go to SOFEA. If you are able to donate to us, please do so below.

Members receive one pre-made box per household containing ten items of ambient food, one bag of pre-made fruit and vegetables (if available) and one loaf of bread (if available).

New users will still need to submit a registration form. These are available from a box on the fence of The Berin Centre whilst the larder is taking place.

There is no means testing involved and the larder is open to anyone who wants to join, as long as you live locally. Just come along when we’re open and fill in a registration form, you’ll be able to take some food on the day you register.

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We ask that everyone help us by keeping to the following rules to keep us all safe, and keep the service going:

  • Do not come if you are unwell, particularly if you have any of the following symptoms
    • A fever
    • A new continuous cough
    • Shortness of breath
  • Please leave your children at home. Keep them safe.
  • Only one individual to collect a box per family.
  • Please respect social distancing measures in place
    • Avoid coming within two metres of anyone else.

Please Consider Donating

We are a charity and rely on your support to continue our work.
Please consider making a donation or buying charitable lottery tickets..


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