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The Larder at Christmas

We are all aware of the impact that rising prices has been having on many people and with just a month to go until Christmas Day many elderly and families are facing a huge struggle to be able to celebrate this important day in our calendar.

Karen at the Larder/Food Bank has supplied the list below of suggestions for donations and these items can be placed in the usual collection boxes in each of the villages that the Larder supports.

How Can You Help?

For those families and elderly we have been supporting the Larder is looking at providing a Christmas food hamper or an elderly persons care package. Contributions of any of the following items would be greatly welcomed to help make Christmas, for all of those we support, a wonderful time.he Larder will be providing a Christmas meal on top of this goody package.

Elderly Persons Care Package

Yummy Goodies;

  • Shortbread
  • Jelly sweets
  • Mince pies
  • Soft mints
  • Box chocolate biscuits
  • Box of Roses
  • Bar of chocolate
  • Chocolate orange
  • After Eight mints

Small gifts;

  • Gloves
  • Socks
    Puzzle book & pen
  • Calendar
  • Hankies
  • Adult colouring book
  • Colouring pencils
  • Hand cream

Christmas Food Hamper


  • Large cocktail fruit
  • Large evaporated milk
  • Tin ham
  • Tuna


  • Large sage/onion stuffing
  • Strawberry jelly
  • Raspberry jelly
  • Trifle mix
  • Chocolate instant whip
  • Strawberry instant whip


  • Ritz biscuits
  • Twiglets/party tray/mix bag
  • Packet of crackers


  • Sweet pickle
  • Pickled onions
  • Gravy granules
  • Beetroot
  • Strawberry jam
  • Marmalade


  • Small Christmas pudding
  • 12 mince pies
  • Christmas cake/log
  • After dinner mints/sticks
  • Box of chocolates

Soft drinks;

  • Large orange squash
  • Cartons of orange juice

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