Larder East

About us

Larder>East is a community food hub in East Belfast that believes everyone deserves good food.  Our members can shop with us weekly, purchasing high quality produce for affordable prices. 

Initially the initiative of a faith community trying to serve the community, we began offering food support locally in 2013. But as we became more 'popular' than anticipated we began questioning if anyone should have to repeatedly rely on emergency provision from food banks. As a response to this concern we do things differently here at Larder>East

Our food is not free, it is valuable and so are the people we encounter at Larder>East. Through our membership model we try to honour the value in everyone involved in the production and distribution of our food and our incredible community who shop here.

Our two pillar membership aspires to expand our food hub beyond economic segregation, providing a space where people from all walks of life can rub shoulders. There is more about our ethos in our news section.

The church community out of which Larder>East emerged continues to meet on Sunday mornings at 11am, details of which can be found here.

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Helping the East Belfast community since 2013

Good to know

How do I know if I qualify to be a member of Larder>East?

We don’t ask for a referral, and we don’t ask you to jump through any hoops.

If you live in BT4/5/6 or16 and you feel you need help with your ongoing grocery costs, then you can join up.

How can I donate money to Larder>East?

You can give to us through paypal, you can give a one off or ongoing financial donation, we have a charity account with paypal, so they can take your consent for gift aid also. Giving this way helps us forward plan, buy in bulk and build community wealth and resilience as we try to keep our spend as local as possible.

Is there a minimum age requirement to be a member?

You must be 16 or over to join the Larder.

How will I know what to do when I come to Larder>East?

We pride ourselves on having a friendly team, many of whom have experienced food insecurity themselves. Once you’re signed up, one of our team will assume the role of your ‘personal shopper’ for your first shop, they’ll show you how the shopping list works and how many items you can take from each department. You don’t need to worry about not knowing, we’re here to help.

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