Pictured left to right: John Kelly, Chairperson of CHA, Craig Crosthwaite, North Ayrshire Foodbank Coordinator, Frank Sweeney, Group CEO of CHA
On Tuesday 17th August 2021 John Kelly, Chairperson of Cunninghame Housing Association presented a cheque for £500 to Craig Crosthwaite, North Ayrshire Foodbank Coordinator, which will help to assist with the running costs of the Food Larder at the North Ayrshire Foodbank in Ardrossan. The Association donated a further £500 to another Food Larder that is based in the Whitlees Centre in Ardrossan.
Craig Crosthwaite, Coordinator of the North Ayrshire Foodbank advised that Food Larders is currently a network developing across the Local Authority area and is to address the food needs of those who have limited financial resources as opposed to those who literally have nothing. The aim is to give households a “boost” to their weekly shop. An individual can become a member of the Larder, paying approximately £4 (varying Larder to Larder) a week and can get around £12-£15 of food for their weekly membership. The objective is giving all members access to the same level of food.
The funding for the Ardrossan Food Larders came from the Association’s “Making Our Communities a Better Place Fund” which operates throughout the year (1st April 2021 to 31s March 2022) until the allocated funding is exhausted.
Local Groups or individuals interested in finding our more about the Associations “Making Our Communities Better Places” Fund can do so by following the link below or downloading the application form.
“In today’s world it is important that everybody has access to food. Food Larders are helping to achieve this in their own way”.
John Kelly – Chairperson CHA