Black Isle food larder at North Kessock targets those struggling due to coronavirus crisis
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A FOOD larder has opened on the Black Isle in a bid to reduce food waste and provide for those who are struggling particularly due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The North Kessock Larder has been set up by Kessock Kindness – which is organised by the Residents Association of North Kessock Community Company (Rank) – in a temporary shed in the Knockbain Free Church car park.
A permanent shed is on order and will be sited in a more sheltered corner at the back of the church opposite the school entrance.
Rank said it was grateful to Highlands and Islands Enterprise which had given funding of £3125 via the Black Isle Partnership to set it up and supply it for the next few months using local companies where possible.
It will be open 24 hours a day.
In a Facebook post, Rank added: "The aim of this is to both reduce food waste - for example, sharing garden produce and items surplus to requirements and provide for those who may be struggling at this time, particularly with the end of the furlough scheme.
"Once the permanent shed is installed, we should be able to wire in the fridge which was previously donated but currently we can only accept dry groceries and fruit and vegetables."
Volunteers are being sought to join a rota to stock and clean the larder which follows the setting up of a similar venture at Munlochy.
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