A COMMUNITY larder has been launched in Glasgow to help people afford food amid the cost-of-living crisis. 

The Kennishead Larder, based on the ground floor of a Wheatley Homes Glasgow multi-storey in Kennishead Avenue, will provide a source of heavily discounted food for Wheatley tenants. 

By paying £1 per month or an annual fee of £12, customers can purchase items including fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, cheese, bread, baby food, nappies, frozen food and tinned goods. 

Halal meat is also being sourced to cater for the Muslim community. 

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The larder has been opened by Wheatley and Good Food Scotland

Pauline Gilgallon, from Good Food Scotland, said: “We are determined to help residents stretch their budgets further and avoid having to go without food, especially with the cost of living continuing to rise so rapidly.

“Our partnership with Wheatley Group is enabling us to offer that help in the form of affordable food and other essentials, right in the heart of the community.”

Wheatley Group was approached by Good Food Scotland for the idea following the success of a similar larder at Nitshill. 

Staff then transformed the empty space in the multi-storey and created the new larder to support customers during "challenging" times.

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Bernadette Hewitt, Tenant Chair of Wheatley Homes Glasgow, said: “We’re doing all we can to support our customers in these challenging times and we’re proud to partner with Good Food Scotland to deliver this vital service to the community.

“As well as providing a space for Kennishead Larder, we have pledged £10,000 for Good Food Scotland to buy food for the shop.

“It’s fantastic to see partners in our communities work together to support tenants and make their money go further.

"If any Wheatley Homes Glasgow tenant is worried about rising bills, or putting food on the table, they should get in touch with us straight away. We’re here to help.”

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The larder is open to everyone, with residents of nearby Carnwadric and Arden using it.

Good Food Scotland staff are also on hand to direct people to other community food groups in the city.

Cathy McGee, a Kennishead Larder member and local resident, said: “The cost-of-living crisis is making it difficult for families, and places like this are needed in communities like ours.

“You might have three or four kids and not a lot of money, but if you come here, you’ll be able to cook two or three meals and not pay as much.

"My grandkids come and visit me every second weekend, so it is easier and cheaper for me to get the food they like here rather than the supermarket.

“There is no need to worry about coming in because you’ll always be welcome, and you’ll be amongst people just like you.”

The Kennishead Larder will be open from 10am to 1pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.