Welcome to the Community Larder

We are an independent food bank, run by a small group of local volunteers, based in Horncastle Community Centre and serving the local community and surrounding villages.  

Our services are often required because of delays in benefit payments, or crisis situations. There can be many reasons why someone suddenly finds themselves unable to provide food for themselves and their family and we are here to ensure that nobody need go hungry. We take referrals from various community support agencies and then distribute emergency three day food parcels to those in need providing a stop-gap a service whilst more permanent solutions are sought.

We collect non-perishable food that is donated by the local community at various drop-off points around the area and take it to The Community Larder ready for distribution.  We are very proud that as a community we are supporting one another in this way.

Sadly we are not able to deliver, so it is important that you arrange transport or extra hands to help carry the food as tinned foods are heavy! 

179 family food parcels were been given out in 2019

*** Currently we desperately need 

clothes washing powder or liquid ***

A typical food parcel can include:

Fresh Milk





Baked beans / Tinned Spaghetti

Tinned or packet Soup

Tinned vegetables

Tinned meat / pies

Tinned fish

Pasta / Noodles


Tea / Coffee / Hot chocolate / Squash

Pasta sauce



Washing up liquid 

Laundry detergent

Special dietary needs are catered for where possible 

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    Thanks to Tesco's supermarket for their ongoing support, providing free carrier bags as well as a major donation point.

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