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At The Larder, we are committed to creating a more equal and just Scotland, calling for a Scotland without poverty and the right to good food is enshrined in Scots law.
Catalyst Kitchen provides dignified responses to food insecurity and making sure no-one in West Lothian goes hungry.
If you or someone you know is experiencing food insecurity, check out our available support services below
This Christmas, The Larder are committed to supporting 450 individuals and families with a three-course, homemade Christmas Dinner.
To refer someone experincing food insecurity to this programme, fill out the referral below.
Make a Referral
The Larder provides fresh, nutritious and home-cooked ready meals delivered to doors and local community fridges for those experiencing food insecurity.
Since it's launch in April 2020, we have cooked, served and delivered over 150,000 ready meals to over 900 food insecure individuals.
Make a Referral
Our dining experiences take place on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:30pm within our cafe @ Strathbrock Partnership Centre for food insecure individuals.
Here, you can have a hot meal in social environment, gain support where needed and chat amongst peers.
Make an Enquiry
Our Cook and Dine courses are for those experincing food insecurity who may have lost their love for food, or love food but don’t know how to cook.
The Larder’s talented chefs will coach you through preparation, cooking skills, food planning and budgeting whilst making delicious meals from scratch.
After the class, you will join your fellow classmates for a sit-down meal cooked with your own hands!
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“Thank you so much to everyone at Catalyst Kitchen, the meals have been a lifeline for me. They are very tasty and I’ve appreciated you’ve been able to accommodate me with my dietary needs. I have no support & on low income plus isolating so life has been a struggle. I also struggle with poor mental health so again thank you so much”
Thanks a million for all you and your team are doing for us all during this horrendous time, we can never thank you enough for all the delicious meals, I'm a newly single parent of 3 girls, the help you've given us has been invaluable, my middle daughter wrote out a thank you note for you all, we also sent in a box of chocolates, I'm so sorry we can't give more, you are all worth your weight in gold, making our life that bit easier during this awful time, lots of love.
"The quality of food has been great. The variety has been exceptional. I have to say it’s a huge relief. I’ve always had to manage before when I’ve been ill, I feel like there is a little team of people who care around us this time and it's honestly beautiful. Thanks so much for the food and more than that, the gesture that means we're not alone and people care"
“Catalyst Kitchen has impacted my life in a massive, positive way. My family still don’t know how low I have been, and still am, but I have trusted Debbie and Peter who have listened and supported me and my kids over the past 10 months. I am starting to see my worth and I am proud of my many achievements in life”
I would like to say a big a THANK YOU to you and your team for providing this fantastic service to my mum and others throughout these hard times. Our family really appreciate all that you and your team have done for our mum.
You's have been great with me thank you. When I was referred to you through the DASSAT team I was 4 1/2 stone and I'm now 8 1/2 stone due to you helping me. I have a brain injury and epilepsy as a result of the abuse and I can't go out of my house very often. I take about 80 secures a day at times. I also have an eating disorder hence the 4 half stone but you're part of my recovery so thank you.
Your drivers are so nice, friendly and courteous every time they drop my meals off. You have supported me when I was at my lowest and in desperate need and I can't thank you enough.
The program has been a vital lifeline for so many since its creation and for this to continue ensures that those that need it most can continue to receive such a vital service and to Debbie and the team for their dedication and hard work providing this service makes them absolute godsends, they deserve so much praise and respect for their efforts to the wider community during difficult times, I for one have utter admiration for all involved with providing this program yous have helped myself and my family so much by doing this and I want to give you all a MASSIVE THANK YOU
A very big thank you for all that you and your team have done for us, since March. Your service and civility has been excellent and the deliveries have literally kept us going through this part of the pandemic .With immense gratitude, and also with immediate effect we will no longer require your services, notwithstanding how important they have been to us at this very difficult time. We are now receiving daily help from family members which allows you to concentrate on your deserving clients, of which you have many. All the very best to you and your team.