Food Larders

Now ‘Open’ in Drumnadrochit, Balnain, Tomich, Struy and Cannich 

We are delighted to report that  we now have 6 food larders operating across Glen Urquhart and Strathglass, based in:

Drumnadrochit

1 – Bus shelter at the bottom of Balmacaan Road
2 – Outside the former Tourist Information building in the main car park.
Balnain – Bus Shelter
Cannich – Bus Shelter
Tomich – Phone Box
Struy – Bus Shelter

It is difficult times for people just now and a little support can go a long way. The aim of the Larders is to make essential supplies as accessible as possible, particularly to those living in our rural communities. It is often challenging to reach people that are most in need and no more so than now. Added to this not everyone knows where to go for support or they may simply feel they “can’t ask.  If you need something essential that is not on the shelves – such as baby formula or nappies – please send a text to 07842781986 or 07514452783 and we will help.

 

Soirbheas have provided the initial stock, including a range of food products, toiletries, household cleaners and baby products. We are hoping that the larders will be stocked through donations from our residents and local businesses.

Please observe social distancing when coming to the hall, and use the hand sanitiser provided when visiting the larders.

Following on from the success of plant swaps in the village and the veggie grow boxes set up last year by Gro-Urquhart, we would like to encourage people with spare seeds, plants or vegetables to leave donations at the Larder at the Former Tourist Information car park.

If you have a couple of hours free and would like to volunteer to help at the donation point and restock the larders please get in touch with Nicky nickymaclennan@soirbheas.org Tel: 07842781986

We would still encourage people in need of further support to call the Community Helpline 07516317180.

Many thanks to the support from our partners, the local Churchs and to all our volunteers assisting with this project.

Initial stock provided by Soirbheas
Volunteers – Fran and Rory – sorting stock for the larders
The larder at the tourist information car park set up in Drumnadrochit
Bus stop larder ready to use