The Lord's Larder Food Bank is a local 'bank' of non-perishable food operated by volunteers from churches in and around Yeovil. It began in a small way in 1991 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 20 local churches, 20 schools and several community groups.
Between 1996 and 2006, there was a five-fold increase in supply and demand for the project. In 2007, over 25,000 items of food were given out via different agencies.
How the 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 recognised agencies, who then collect parcels to hand on to their clients.
• Emergency food parcels are made up by the volunteers, according to need.
A basket is kept in the church for regular weekly donations, but special appeals are made for Harvest, Christmas and Homelessness Sunday
The Lord’s Larder Office
The Gateway, Addlewell Lane
YEOVIL, BA20 1QN
The Trust generously awarded us grants of £3,000 for work to the nave roof and £2,000 towards the conservation of the tower.
We support them with an annual donation and with the annual “ride and stride” event
BATH, BA2 8QA
Somerset Churches Trust
The trust awarded us a grant for work to the nave roof - regular payments are made to their funds