Newlyweds help the Louth and District Community Larder

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NEWLYWEDS Debbie and Robert Mantel decided that instead of asking for wedding presents they would request donations of food to the Louth and District Community Larder.

The Community Larder is a Churches Together initiative designed to help families and individuals in crisis by providing them with free emergency food rations to cover the next 24 hours or so.

It works on a basis of referral by agencies such as the Clergy, Housing Support, Domestic Abuse Officer or others who recognise a need.

Referrals allow the client to claim a box of groceries from Trinity Centre, Eastgate.

There are also vouchers to the value of £5 for a fruit and vegetable scheme.

Food is donated from local churches, individuals, schools, local businesses and charities.

Donations are always needed – either tinned or dried food or a financial donation to support the fruit and vegetable scheme.

Already this year over 130 parcels have been distributed to those in need, helping around 400 people.

The Larder is most grateful to Debbie, Robert, Elkie and Nathan and to the staff of the Greyhound Inn and Restaurant who helped with the project.

Church Community Worker Peta Hill said: “This warm-hearted and generous gesture has really boosted the resources available and is very much appreciated.”