Welcome to the Lord's Larder Food Bank
The Lord's Larder Food Bank, which now services the Forest of Dean, Newent, Leadon Vale and West of Severn areas, was conceived to provide short-term access to basic food and toiletries. All those who found themselves unable to feed themselves or their families were eligible in the short-term. The Larder, which is run and maintained entirely by volunteers, opened in 2010 and still aims to fulfill that stated role today. Working with agencies within the county, we aim to target aid where there is a genuine need and have adopted a Voucher System which enables us to do this most effectively. Alongside this, we also use an Emergency Pack System in certain circumstances.
The Larder itself is situated in Newent (and managed from St. Mary's Church in Newent) and we are fortunate to have a wide range of Collection Points throughout the area, where donations of food and toiletries are generously made on a weekly basis. Our vouchers and emergency packs are now distributed from several Agencies across the region (including Citizens Advice bureaus, Social Services and churches) and we hope to continue increasing our ability to give in line with the donations we gratefully receive. It is only with help from individuals in the Forest of Dean, Newent itself, Leadon Vale and the West of Severn areas that we can continue our work, we ask that you consider supporting us in this effort.
Thank you for reading.
The Lord's Larder Team