Latest NEWS

We are hiring – Project Manager

1st April 2021

The Larder are looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Project Manager.

*Salary £26,000 – £30,000 (pro rata) dependant on experience *Fixed Term contract 12 months with 1 month probation period *Initially 25 hours per week leading to full time.

For more information LINK and an informal chat please email Kay:

Building Local Food Resilience Beyond Covid-19

12th February 2021

Massive thank you to Food Power (Sustain UK). Our application for Building Local Food Resilience Beyond Covid-19 has been successful. We are really excited to work with our local farmers & producers to create a bank of local-based resources, incl videos of local farmers & their produce, recipes, and easy access to purchase local produce including linking with our website & Open Food Network.

Award in Occupational Studies for the Workplace Level 1

10th February 2021

Do you have an interest in hospitality and catering then this exciting fully funded course may be for you? Contact Giulia for more information –

A mixture of theory and practical sessions that will help you improve your skills and enhance your employability. 

Preston Cook Along

31st October 2020

Excited! Lots of plans here at The Larder, including our massive Preston Cook Along in November.

250+ households, over 1000 people! It’s definitely the weather for a good, home-cooked Lancashire hot pot!

Click here for more information


10th October 2020

We are absolutely delighted to tell all our friends that Kay, our founder and director, has been awarded an MBE for services to Food Nutrition and the community in Lancashire in The Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours List!

Massive thank you to everyone for your kind messages! This honour is a wonderful recognition of Kay’s work over the past 25 years, working with food poverty & insecurity and her belief in the need for Food Fairness For All

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Food Academy – We are Hiring! – Tutor/Lecturer

**Closing Date: 12pm Tuesday 6th October**

27th September 2020

To help The Larder develop and deliver our accredited Employability Skills and Hospitality courses. We are really excited to be adding these new accredited courses to our well established Food Academy here at The Larder.

A passion for sustainable food, and working in the Preston community is essential. This role can grow with you, and is perfect for someone who is happy to teach both face-to-face and online.

Salary is negotiable depending upon experience and qualifications, in line with industry pay scales.
Hours to suit. For more information – Please email :
TO APPLY: please send CV and cover letter to

Preston Food Partnership

27th July 2020

Many Thanks to everyone who attended the latest Preston Food Partnership meeting via Zoom. It was great to see everyone and start to look at the exciting work this partnership can bring to Preston.

Summer 2020 – Kids In The Kitchen

18th July 2020

We are really excited to welcome back our Kids in The Kitchen! 

It is fantastic to be back working with Community Gateway delivering ingredients kits to 20 local families each week, to get families cooking and eating together, developing new skills and trying new foods.
You need to be eligible for free school meals and live in Preston to apply for the free ingredients kits.

Food Card

June 14th 2020

We are working on a proposal for a food card/code that will give people on low incomes access to affordable local produce. This is a big piece of work working with food poverty and local food economies.

Team Larder Needs You!

June 13th 2020

We are really pleased to announce we are expanding our outside catering provision, with the purchase of a local catering business.
Initially we need support in our cafe and cooked meal provision for the vulnerable, as well as looking forward to exciting possibilities and making a real difference, supporting sustainable food and local people.

Two Zero Lancashire

June 12th 2020

We are really excited to have been chosen to be part of the Lancashire County council programme Two Zero that supports social enterprises, with tailored business support to help build a company which is resilient, productive and innovative.

Preston Roots

June 7th 2020

Coming soon – a celebration! People telling stories about their heritage through food and recipe videos

More details coming soon

Aviva Community Fund

June 3rd 2020

We need a little help please, our Aviva Community Fund project is now live. We would love to deliver ingredient kits to 120 families over 6 wks & make a real difference in summer 2020.

Lets get Preston Cooking! Please share & donate if you can, thank you

The Big Lunch

June 3rd 2020

We have spent today packing a massive 64 bags of ingredients to be delivered to Community Gateway tenants. Each bag has ingredients to cook & create homemade delicious pizzas for all the family, complete with recipe cards & our online video – lets celebrate the Big Virtual Lunch !