SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1991
The Lord’s Larder Food Bank is operated by a charity called Yeovil Christian Support Trust, and is our local ‘foodbank’ of non-perishable food, operated by volunteers of all denominations that work together for the benefit of the community.
It began in a small way when a representative of Yeovil Citizens’ Advice Bureau spoke about the need for emergency food to a member of one of the churches in Yeovil. It is now supplied by over 60 local churches, 40 schools, community groups and private individuals.
Last year over 80,000 items of food were given out via 60 different agencies to help over 3200 adults and 1900 children in an area covering Yeovil to Crewkerne to Glastonbury, across to Wincanton and Sherborne.
HOW THE LORD’S LARDER WORKS
- Food and money are donated throughout the year by local churches, businesses, schools and charities.
- Volunteers sort & store all donations of food in a purpose built larder.
- Requests for food are made by phone through recognized agencies, who then collect the parcels to hand on to their clients, (please note we do not supply food to individuals on direct request to The Lord’s Larder Food Bank.)
- Emergency food parcels are made up by the volunteers, according to need.