What is the food larder

The Food Larder is a community larder run by volunteers for the benefit of their local community. It is a membership scheme aimed at helping you make your money go further by reducing your food shopping bills (you can make a considerable saving each year).

A bag will be prepared in advance, and the Food Larder strives to offer a variety of products which can top up your cupboards and fridge.  It is estimated that the “bag” will hold an average of £10-£15 worth of products (dependent on your household size). A typical bag can include some of these items: Pasta, rice, coffee, tea bags, tinned meats, tinned fish, tinned desserts, soups.


How to become a member

To apply for membership, a Fareshare application form needs to be completed and proof of ID and address needs to be provided.  This can be done on the day at the Food Larder or applications forms can be requested by emailing FSSouthernCentral@fareshare.org.uk

All details given by you are held by FareShare and not shared with third parties.

How much does it cost and how do I pay?

Payments are made by cash at the Food Larder. No payments are made online

Memberships vary and are dependant on the size of the household.

Single person                             £2.50 per week

10 products per week, plus fruit and vegetables

•       2 Person household                      £3.50 per week

15 items, plus fruit and vegetables

•       4 Person household                      £5.00 per week

25 items, plus fruit and vegetables


Other sources of help

If you need help and support with any issues New Forest Citizens Advice are supporting the Food Larders projects . Citizens Advice is an independent charity offering free, confidential advice online and over the phone . If you need help please get in touch on New Forest Advice Line (Freephone): 0808 278 7860