How sales of these Christmas hampers are supporting Preston families in need

Posted on - 15th December, 2020 - 7:03pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Campaigns, Charities, Food & Drink, Health, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Proud Preston
Kay Johnson MBE, founder of The Larder
The Larder’s Kay with some of the Christmas hamper goodies Pic: The Larder

The Larder is selling festive hampers full of local and ethical products to help fund its Christmas Kids in the Kitchen programme.


Kids in the Kitchen addresses the issue of holiday hunger and is open to families with children who are eligible for free school meals.

Those who sign up receive five days of local ingredients, recipes and videos so they can create tasty and nutritious meals from scratch.

There are two Christmas hampers available – the standard hamper costs £32 and the large variety costs £48.

The standard hampers contain a selection of homemade foods including winter warmer soup, pumpkin chutney, apple sauce, mince pies and chocolate orange brownies. There’s also Lancashire cheese, honey from the Samlesbury Bee Centre, and a 2021 wall calendar.

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In addition, the large hamper contains a reusable cup, a hand knitted dishcloth, and a copy of The Lancashire Cook Book, plus either a beer and a cider or a choice of non-alcoholic cordial.

A Christmas hamper from The Larder
The Larder’s Christmas hampers are full of locally-sourced items Pic: The Larder

Kay Johnson MBE, founder of The Larder, said: “Sales of the hampers will allow us to invite more families to take part in our online cooking classes over the Christmas holidays, using healthy locally-sourced food.”

The hampers can be ordered from The Larder website by this Friday (18 December), and then collected from The Larder at 50 Lancaster Road in the city centre up to Thursday 24 December. Local delivery can also be arranged.

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Will you be buying a hamper? Have you benefitted from the Kids in the Kitchen programme? Let us know in the comments.

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