TowFood Community Larders
Do you want to help the environment and save food from waste? Do you like a bargain? Would you like to be involved in a community driven project? Then look no further....COME AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY LARDER!
Our Community Larders are open to EVERYONE!
We operate a membership programme that provides access to surplus groceries at heavily subsidised rates. A consistent supply chain is guaranteed due to our subscription to SOFEA, a charity that works closely with FareShare, to distribute surplus food from supermarkets and businesses.
We also work with local businesses helping to keep food waste in our area as low as possible.
What is a community larder?
A membership programme that provides access to surplus groceries (store cupboard items and fruit and vegetables) at heavily subsidised rates.
The larders are run by volunteers who are committed to getting affordable food to our communities.
How it works
Our members will be able to come to our Larder drop-in sessions to select the products they would like.
However, if you need us to make up a bag and deliver, we can arrange for our volunteers to do this on your behalf.
We can happily try and accommodate preferences however they cannot be guaranteed as we do not know what we will be getting each week!
Free fruit / vegetables (subject to availability) are included with all memberships.
Please bring your own bags!
Please note: All items are subject to availability and some quantity restrictions may apply. Only ambient products can be included with deliveries.
Who can join?
EVERYONE! We are available to anyone who wants to prevent food waste and save money.
What will it cost?
Annual Joining Fee: £10 per membership
Membership Option 1 – Subscribed
Up to 10 items for £17.50 per calendar month
Up to 22 items for £35 per calendar month
Membership Option 2 - Pay as You Go
Up to 10 items per session for £5
Up to 22 items per session for £10
All memberships include FREE fruit & veg in addition to your items.
Cash payments at the larder session please.
Full membership details and T&Cs here.
TowFood Larders for you to access will be in Towcester and Roade. They will operate at least once per week in each location. Members are welcome to access either or both larders.
Roade: Mondays from 1.30 - 2.30pm
Towcester: Thursdays from 10 - 11am
How do I pay?
Currently we can only accept cash during the Larder sessions.
The Larders will always allow people in exceptional circumstances to access groceries in a discreet and dignified manner and the general public can also purchase pay it forward memberships and vouchers to support others. Please email us for details.
When you join your Community Larder and use it once per week, you will be entered into a free monthly prize draw where you could win a food hamper!
We are also working with local businesses to try and secure discounts for our members. More information to follow.
Support the Larder
The Larders pride ourselves on helping our neighbours when in need as a result we continue to seek donations and funding to secure free membership for those who may find that a barrier and who are currently adversely affected by COVID-19.
If you are a business and would like to donate food please contact us.
Where does the food come from?
We can achieve lower prices by using surplus food from relationships with the big chain supermarkets (via SOFEA/FareShare) and local food suppliers.
We will have a range of everyday items including tinned goods, cupboard staples and fresh fruit and vegetables. Each week will be full of surprises as additional food is sourced to increase the range of food available.