In 2013, the Lord’s Larder in Yeovil helped 3,979 people with 2,073 emergency food parcels (over 59,000 items of food) given out (553 more than the previous year). The Larder covers an area from Crewkerne to Somerton to Wincanton to Templecombe and back to Yeovil.
The Larder in numbers for 2013:
Items donated – 61,308
Items in parcels – 59,746
Adults receiving a parcel – 2,570
Children receiving a parcel – 1,409
Number of families helped – 757
Number of parcels given out – 2,073
Many thanks to those responding to January 2014’s appeal for food items. The Larder was able to help 237 adults and 70 children – 202 emergency food parcels.
The Larder is currently short of the following: tins of mince & onion, jars of pasta sauce, sugar, packets of savoury biscuits, UHT milk.
Letter of Thanks to the Larder
The following letter came from an agency following a request for an emergency food parcel to help a single male. We at the Larder would like to extend our thanks to all our supporters because without your generosity, we could not those like this single male.
Dear Lord’s Larder,
I would like to express my appreciation for your prompt and absolutely amazing help you offered following my request during the Christmas period. I was able to collect a very generous food parcel on behalf of my client; if only you could see his face when I delivered the bags of food to him; he had tears in his eyes, so did I. You are beautiful people involved in a very special project, we are very grateful for the support you provide for the most vulnerable people in our local community. Thank you.