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Starting after half term on the 1st November 2-3pm.

It makes no sense to throw away perfectly good food when it can still be used to make delicious meals and snacks. To help reduce surplus food from local businesses going to waste, Transition Bude has recently started a Community Larder in Bude.

We collect bread, pastries, fruit and vegetables, eggs, chilled food and snacks that are all perfectly good to eat, even if their Best Before date has expired.

What is a Community Larder?

Community larders are open to everyone and enable us to reduce food waste by taking surplus food collected from supermarkets and giving people a chance to use it. This helps to reduce our impact on the environment and helps save money – everyone’s a winner!

When is the Community Larder open?

At the moment we are open on Wednesday afternoons 2-3pm in Bude Library and the final Saturday of each month at 10.30am, at the Neetside Centre, timed to coincide with the Repair Café. We are hoping to open more frequently soon.

Does it cost anything to use the Community Larder?

The surplus food at the community larder is available to everyone. If you would like to make a donation to help keep the project going, we would be very grateful. However it is not compulsory.

Where does the Community Larder get its surplus food?

At present most of our surplus food comes from either the Co-op or the Cornwall Gleaning Network. We also get fresh food donations from local producers such as Re-growth and Love Good Food and we get food from individuals who have surplus themselves. We are hoping to expand the number of places we get food from throughout 2023.

Where can I find out more?

Find us on Facebook by searching for Bude Community Larder or email us at If you are interested in volunteering to help run the larder then please do get in touch!