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The Larder is committed to creating a more equal and just Scotland through the alternative economic model of social enterprise and calling for a Scotland without poverty, where everyone has the opportunity to achieve their full potential and the right to food is enshrined in Scots law.
To empower the most disadvantaged children, young people, adults and communities to improve their life chances, through access to learning and good food.
Transformation – We believe in the power of learning and food to create change for individuals and communities.
Compassion – We make every effort to understand the feelings and emotions of every one of our beneficiaries.
Collaboration – We recognises the importance of working with others to achieve change
Honesty – We act with honesty in leadership, decision making, policies and practice
Quality – We provide high quality services supporting those most vulnerable in society.
We provide training on employability, life skills, health and wellbeing, all alongside learning to cook. We ensure young people, who experience multiple and complex barriers, become more resilient, gain valuable life skills, work experience and qualifications that assist them to reach their full potential.Learn More
Our cafés provide a space for trainees to gain work experience, as well as providing a venue for social interaction, cohesion and community.Learn More
Our social food projects interrupt the national standard response to food poverty through meal deliveries, dining events, and cook and dine classes under the name ‘Catalyst Kitchen’.