ASSYNT FOOD LARDER
Assynt Food Larder, Lochinver
The Assynt Food Larder is a community run facility that allows individuals and businesses to share surplus food and for anyone to help themselves to quality food that would otherwise be wasted. Most of the food in the Food Larder has been provided free of charge by CFine / Fareshare.
Our food larder includes a fridge, freezer and subject to availability can stock tinned & dried foods, fresh fruit & veg, bread, chilled and frozen food. Items may sometimes be past their best before date and they are perfectly safe to eat although too long past the date and the quality of the food may reduce.
The larder is for the benefit of the whole Assynt community, anyone can give food to the larder and equally anyone can receive food. This initiative can help to address food waste but it also provides social benefits by reducing food poverty and malnutrition as well as encouraging community spirit and increased resilience.
The Assynt Resilience Group brought the Assynt Food Larder into being and followed on from the Food Bank which was established during the first Covid lockdown. The Larder shed, the fridge, freezer and shelving was funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Assynt Development Trust, Assynt Community Council and North Highland Initiative and was built between December 2020 and April 2021.
The Assynt Resilience Group aims to provide a clean, safe environment for sharing surplus food to benefit the community, but are not responsible for the contents of the food larder.
Hours of Opening
Monday 11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 21:00
Thursday 11:00 - 21:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 12:00 - 17:00
Contact: Assynt Centre, Lochinver 01571 844144
See the March 2021 ARG update just as the Food Bank was to become the Food Larder