Strathmartine Community Larder SCIO
The Kirkton Food Larder (Larder) is a modern food co-operative tackling food poverty in the Kirkton area of Dundee initially, we now operate across Strathmartine with a larder in St. Mary’s too. We provide a service where users pay a membership fee of £3.00 per week and can take a bag of shopping away. We also offer bags of Vegetables for £1.00. We also offer toiletries at £2.50 for the bag and 3 items and if you bring your bag back you will be £2.00 for your next set. The Larder allows foodbank users a shopping experience and a bit of dignity.
The Larder aims to tackle food poverty in areas with high deprivation by enabling access to low-cost food alongside offering advice on how to create nutritious, cost-effective meals. Alongside this we aim to provide a space for experts in other areas such as Mental Health and money matters to come along and help people.
Our core values are centred around, Community Spirit, Empathy, Respect and Collaboration, currently the Larder has a Part Time staff member who then relies on a volunteer team who are all dedicated to these values and the mission of helping those in need in communities. We are housed at present in Kirkton Community Centre and St Mary’s Community Centre, spaces that allow us to be at the centre of the community and opportunity to partner up with existing support agencies, helping the community in a greater capacity.