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The Quaint Food Larder, Whitlees Centre, Ardrossan

Pictured left to right: Edna Campbell and Avril Toner, volunteers at the Quaint Food Larder and John Kelly, Chairperson of CHA

On Wednesday 27th July 2022 John Kelly, Chairperson of Cunninghame Housing Association presented a cheque for £1,000 to Edna Campbell and Avril Toner both volunteers at The Quaint Food Larder in Ardrossan. 

The Quaint Food Larder is based in the Whitlees Centre, Ardrossan and is run by the Ardrossan Whitlees Community Association. It began operating in November 2020 in the lead up to Christmas. The Quaint Larder gives residents the opportunity to access food at a token price, allowing them to pick produce themselves in a shop like environment. Members pay a membership fee each week and in return they can select any choice of food, including fresh produce up to a said amount. 

The funding provided by Cunninghame Housing Association is assisting with purchasing food to stock up the larder as well as running costs. Similar to other food larders in the area, they have had a huge demand for this service given the current economic climate and difficult times people have had to face. 

“We are delighted to be supporting another local food larder in the three towns and recognising the hard work and time that is contributed by volunteers to be able to deliver this facility. It is clearly a much need and valuable service in the local community” 

JOHN KELLY, Chairperson, CHA

The funding for The Quaint Food Larder came from the Associations “Making Our Communities a Better Place Fund” which operates throughout the year (1st April to 31st March) 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.


The “Making Our Communities Better Places” fund team are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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