The Churches Together in Ross and District Community Larder is a project based in the basement of St Mary’s Hall. It seeks to help individuals and families who are facing hardship. It is supported by members of the local and district churches, Ross Town Council, the Gazette, the Lions Club and local people. Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and the Community Garden support us with items of food or with generous donations, and other local firms are beginning to donate too. We hold Saturday food collections from time to time at Morrison’s.
The Community Larder is open on Tuesday mornings from 9.00 am until 12 noon and is staffed by volunteers from all the churches in Ross and the surrounding villages.
The Larder works on a voucher scheme. The vouchers are available from agencies throughout the town such as Age UK, CAB, DASH, Festival Housing, Job Centre Plus, British Legion, SSAFA and many more. The local schools, health visitors and clergy also have vouchers. There is no limit to the number of times someone can visit the Larder but people can only come once a week.
Anyone wishing to donate food (nonperishable goods are preferred) can bring it to St Mary’s Church, the Council Offices (9.00 am until 1.00 pm Monday to Friday), or directly to the Larder when it’s open. A donation can be taken into the Church Office any cheques being made payable to Ross Community Larder.
For any further information please contact 07748 319940 or email us
Timed to coincide with the Community Larder the community cafe is an opportunity to drop in for coffee and a chat and generally spend quality time together.
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