WHAT WAS THE
Lockdown Larder initiative was launched in mid April 2020, by 'Care for Our Community - Sevenoaks' and was a short-term project to help Sevenoaks town residents whose income had been temporarily and drastically reduced during the coronavirus crisis and lockdown, and were struggling to pay for their weekly food shop.
Lockdown Larder helped the members of our community who had been completely self-sufficient two months ago prior to lockdown, and so may not have fitted the criteria for food banks, but suddenly found themselves with no work or on a much reduced wage, through absolutely no fault of their own.
Lockdown Larder supplied a basic food basket of fresh & packaged produce, including meat, fish, fruit & vegetables, to help the household out, until they are able to get back to work and get back on their feet again.
Lockdown Larder wanted to preserve as much independence and dignity as possible for people during these extraordinary circumstances. Our residents were able to ‘tailor make’ their basket from our list of Tesco supermarket staples, up to a maximum value of £25, so that at least some things stay familiar in the very strange world that we all found ourselves in.
Our Offices are temporarily OPEN for Half Term.
Helping Residents of Sevenoaks, Kemsing, Otford, Riverhead, Seal, Dunton Green, Weald, Halstead or Shoreham who have been affected by lost income due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
Set up by the Care for Our Community Team in Sevenoaks. We wanted to spread our message of hope and compassion in this difficult time. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and collective actions can make the world a better place.
The Lockdown Larder is opening up again, for the half-term week, to accept applications for a £15 per child fresh food shop from those families who are resident in Sevenoaks & the surrounding parishes/villages (Dunton Green, Weald, Kemsing, Otford, Seal, & Riverhead) and whose children are in receipt of Free School Meals.
You will then be asked to email us proof that your child is in receipt of Free School Meals. Once this is received you will be sent our standard Lockdown Larder shopping form, from which you can choose fresh food to a budget of £15 per child, designed to replace their free school meals for this week.
Please help us to achieve this by donating directly to our bank account.
Account Details - ‘Care for our Community’, account number 27514463, sort code 60-19-02.