What people say about us

The Larder has witnessed old friendships being re-kindled and new friendships being established, as well as residents who are classed as “socially isolated” joining the larder and reaping benefits in so many ways. In fact, the diversity of the Larder is phenomenal when looking at the ages, cultures, backgrounds, and family dynamics. By far the easiest way to engage with the whole of our community.

Community Larder

Staff Member B

I am a carer for my disabled husband, life is very lonely. Each week I help out at my larder and run the café. I feel like I have a purpose and that I am more than a wife and a carer. People talk to me and I can tell them about me.

Community Larder

Volunteer

My husband was diagnosed with cancer in 2018, we have been using our local larder to support us with food, however I have made some good friends. My children enjoy the activities and I can save money for luxuries

Community Larder

Member

I was embarrassed to come to the larder as I thought it was like a foodbank. I love that I feel no pressure when I attend. There are lots of families like mine who don’t qualify for help. This really does make a difference to our budget

Community Larder

Member

We provide lots of different services in our community, and were struggling to engage with members of the community. The Larder allows us to make those connections in a relaxed and informal way. It is a great community building project

Community Larder

Partner

We were able to go on our first family holiday last year. We put in a jar the money we saved each month from our food shop. We are doing the same this year. Thankyou

Community Larder

Member

I have struggled with me mental health for years; I love volunteering at the larders as it means I get to meet people. I am very happy as a volunteer.

Community Larder

Volunteer

I don’t think you realise how much this has helped our family. We are now eating fresh fruit and veg every day. We cannot afford this any other way than the larder.

Community Larder

Member

The drivers are so helpful when they bring the food.

Community Larder

Volunteer

We have referred lots of families to the larder, its such a good offer that will help them not rely on food bank support.

Community Larder

Organisation

Reducing food waste is important to us, we use all the food we receive from the larders each week, we are even trying out new foods.

Community Larder

Member

My wife died and I realised I didn’t know how to cook. The Didcot larder staff have helped me so much. Explaining ways to cook each week. I have made friends along the way. Thank you

Community Larder

Member