The Community Cupboard was established soon after in May 2020, as people began to struggle financially because of Covid restrictions. It continues to provide donated/surplus food to residents within a 5-mile radius of Kirkby Lonsdale. It aims to alleviate food poverty and reduce food waste. Food orders are delivered to those requesting assistance.
Community Lunches combat isolation and support vulnerable people by delivering a hot meal, with a friendly chat, once or twice a week. Meals are free, donations are welcome.
Food Club is a Fareshare initiative which aims to reduce food waste and food bills. Food is delivered by Fareshare, Preston, and is available to those who can make a token financial contribution towards the cost of buying the food from Fareshare.
Kirkby Lonsdale Community Cupboard have a budget coach to help residents of Kirkby Lonsdale and the surrounding areas put together a budget. They cannot offer debt advice as this is a regulated service but can refer you if needed.
The Community Cupboard organise Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training courses and promote suicide awareness in partnership with Every Life Matters. Find out more here.
To manage the volume of need – as yet unknown – and to keep volunteers and households safe, it is necessary to register by filling out a form on the website https://klcommunity.co.uk/
Alternatively, call The Hub on 015242 36404 (open daily from 10:00 – 16:00) and they will register your over the phone.
Confidentiality will be respected, and deliveries made anonymously. An individual reference number will be applied to your first request, which you can use for future requests.