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Welcome to the Landport Larder

Landport Larder was established with financial support from our partners: local housing-association Abri as part of their five-year £15m investment to create thriving communities and empower lives, by delivering change where it’s needed most.

Watch this short video from Alan Jenkins, Landport Community Centre Manager about how the scheme works.

How the Larder scheme works:

  • The Larder is open at Landport Community Centre every Tuesday from 10am to 1pm.
  • Local residents can join the scheme for just £1 and will be given a membership card.
  • We offer a range of tinned, boxed, fresh, chilled and frozen foods which vary weekly based on the supply from Fare Share.
  • Members can buy 10 items for just £3.50 (where the equivalent basket at the supermarket would be approximately £15). We ask customers to bring their own carry bags to take their purchases away.
  • Often we will have certain fresh vegetables which are provided free of charge (ie not part of the 10 items).
  • The scheme is fully funded for the next 6 months by Abri.

Larder Scheme opened April 22nd 2021 by local MP.

We were delighted to welcome Stephen Morgan, MP for Portsmouth South, again to the centre the be with us on the first day of opening where we welcomed 24 new customers to the scheme.

He said: “It’s great to see initiatives like the Landport Larder offer much needed support to our communities. While we know that the pandemic has hit us all hard, it has also brought communities together, supporting each other and coming up with new, creative ways to help others.”

Stephen Morgan was joined by Jon Muller, Chair of Trustees at Enable Ability, Richard Soutar, Enable Ability Manager, Councillor Cal Corkery, and Paula Windebank, Community Development Officer for Abri.

Stephen Morgan, Jon Muller, Richard Soutar and Paula Windebank pictured at the Landport Larder just prior to opening.

First Customer to the Larder

Alfie and Alan welcome our first local resident to the larder scheme.

Staff test-run

Paula Windebank from Abri and Hollie Sherred, Partnership and Events Officer at Enable Ability join Alan Jenkins to do a trial of the shopping experience.