The Lord’s Larder

In 2019, we voted as a Parish for four Mission Partners. Every two years we choose two new Mission Partners to support (and continue to support the remaining two).

We aim to support our Mission Partners through prayer, financial support, and building personal contacts. A percentage of our parish income goes annually to all 4 partners, plus everything raised through our special Lent and Christmas. In 2020, this amounted to £1,000 for each Partner.

The Lord’s Larder

The Lord’s Larder Food Bank is a local ‘bank’ of non-perishable in life ambient food operated by volunteers from churches in and around Yeovil.

It began in a small way in 1991 when a representative of Yeovil Citizens’ Advice Bureau spoke about the need for emergency food to  members of one of the churches in Yeovil. It is now supplied by over 60 local churches, 45 schools and several community groups.

Last year in 2020, over 144,000 items of food were given out via 70 different agencies to help 8,200 local people, (4,670 adults and 3,530 children.)

How the Larder Works

  • Food and money are donated throughout the year by local churches, businesses, schools and other charities.
  • Volunteers sort, & store all donations of food in a purpose built larder.
  • Requests for food are made by phone through recognized agencies, who then collect parcels to hand on to their clients.
  • Emergency food parcels are made up by the volunteers, according to need.

Lord’s Larder update April 2021: what we need most in the Larder

Updated on Monday 29th March 2021: Thank you for giving to the Lord’s Larder,   with your support through February we have been able to give food parcels to help 304 adults and 183 children, making a total number of 487 people who received a Lord’s Larder Food Parcel last month. Thank you so much for collecting for us.
We currently are running low on the following; 
Tinned Meat Pies, Tinned Curry, Tins of Meatballs,  Tins of Potato, 80 Teabags 
We at the moment we have all the Dried Pasta & Baked Beans we need, thank you for all your generosity. To everyone who has supported the Lord’s Larder so generously, thank you. we are still accepting food donations,Mon – Fri 10am – 2pm at  The Gateway, BA20 1QN. (This week the vaccination centre is operating on Monday, Tue,Wed,Thurs and Fri.) also at Yeovil Tesco Extra, and Yeovil Morrisons, Yeovil Asda, South Petherton and Stoke Co-op, Stoke Sub Hamdon Stores and Waitrose, Crewkerne.
The food items listed are what the Lord’s Larder Food Bank needs most at the moment. Of course if you would like to donate any other long life food items that are in date and unopened, are all gratefully received.
Please be aware we do not accept any donations of fresh fruit or vegetables, any frozen product, or any out of life food items, thank you for your help with this.
Thank you for all your support.
Thank you to everyone who has given so generously to The Lord’s Larder.
Please note our new e-mail address is

NB Donations can also be placed in the trolley in the corridor at St James’ to be taken to the Gateway by our kind volunteers.