The Lang Toun Larder – A Community Pantry
The Lang Toun Larder is a community food pantry based at 8 East Fergus Place. We collect food that is unsold or surplus from local businesses.
How does it work?
People can apply to become members and ‘shop’ in the pantry once a week. Members pay a weekly fee of £2, which is used to help run the pantry. Members receive points which they can spend on fresh, frozen, and store-cupboard ingredients. We also have a ‘pick and mix’ refill station to top up basic essentials such as flour, tea, coffee, rice and pasta. Greener Kirkcaldy provides members with a shopping bag, a cool bag, and refill containers to use each week.
When is it open?
Thursdays 11am – 2pm. Once we have confirmed membership, members will be given an allotted time to come along to the pantry.
8 East Fergus Place
KY1 1 XT
Who is it for?
The pantry will help our community access food in a dignified way. Membership of the pantry is a low-cost way to add to a weekly shop of good food. Membership is open to anyone with an address in Kirkcaldy (including Dysart). At the moment we are accepting applications for one person per household.
We have 50 memberships available on a first-come, first-served basis so there is a waiting list. Call 01592 858458 to apply to become a member. We also have a pantry agreement to help run The Lang Toun Larder smoothly, and ensure that everyone gets equal access to food items.
What food can I get?
All the food is checked for ‘use by’ and ‘best by’ dates. We will have fresh and frozen food like meat, chicken and fish, fresh and frozen vegetables, chilled, tinned, and packaged foods. Our volunteers also collect rolls and other goods from local bakeries. Our Community Food Team will be on hand to provide recipes and ideas for using food items in the pantry. We also have lots of information on storing food safely when you get home.
Who runs The Lang Toun Larder?
Greener Kirkcaldy runs the community pantry in Kirkcaldy. A fantastic team of Community Food Volunteers help to collect and sort food, set up the pantry, create food displays, serve members, and advise people on anything to do with food.
The pantry is funded by Fife Council and DTAS/SCA Local Resilience Pockets & Prospects Fund.