The Larder, based in the Porty Cabin, on Cookston Road in Portlethen, started as a result of the pandemic in March 2020 but almost three years later there is still a need for a Community Larder.

The Larder has a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs, fridge and cupboard foods, toiletries, cleaning items and baby bits and pieces. We are run by a small group of volunteers and are open to anyone in the Portlethen and Surrounding Areas. We are open Monday 6pm-8pm, Friday 2.30pm-4.30pm and Saturday 10am-12pm.

The Larder can be used as a shop for a cash donation, or we like to accept swap items from your own cupboard. We also help and support local families and individuals that are struggling financially. The cost of living crisis is affecting everyone and The Larder is here to help with top up shopping. We have a Google form on our FaceBook page that can be completed so that anyone can place an order for items that they may be running short of. The QR Code attached will take you straight to the Google form to place the pre order for collection.

The Larder is registered with FareShare and we receive weekly items from Cfine that would otherwise be sent to landfill. These items vary greatly from week to week and we post a photograph update to FaceBook on a Friday morning. These items are for anyone to come in and help us reduce food waste and pop in a small donation if you can.

If you are a local business or a member of our local community and would like to help The Larder, donations of cash or food and essential items are always welcome. The Larder is funded by grants and cash donations, and we are always extremely grateful for any help our local community can give us. We are run by our community for our community.

Please pop into The Larder soon whether we can help you or you can help us. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome and sharing The Larder with you.

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