If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? James 2:16
Lord’s Larder began as a Chard Churches Together service, and in 2018 became a registered charity in its own right. With the support of a diverse team of volunteers, it operates out of the Forefront Centre. It provides emergency food supplies for people in need. Non-perishable foods are donated, either as goods or through cash donations, by local churches, schools and businesses.
We offer bags of non-perishable food to those who come with a referral form from a doctor, Social Services, similar professional agencies or a church. We may consider making further donations in some cases.
To apply, please download the referral form, have it filled in by a referee and bring it to the Forefront Community Centre at 42 Fore Street, Chard (Monday to Friday 10am to 12.30pm). You will be served in a friendly and non-judgmental way - we know there are many reasons why people need a little extra help at times.
To guarantee that we have your bag available, we recommend calling ahead (01460 66080) to let us know the number of bags you'll need - but even if you can't do that, we'll try to help. If you are physically unable to collect and carry your bag, call and let us know that, too.
If you would like to contribute food items to the Lord's Larder in Chard, please bring them to Forefront Community Centre. Here is a list of the items we need.
Please ensure that any food donated is well within the sell-by-date, unopened and undamaged. At present, due to storage limitations, we are unable to receive non-food items.