Crown Connects Community Cupboard
The Community Cupboard is just outside SHIMCA at 1 Ardconnel Terrace, it is the wee shed: just behind the plastic bottle greenhouse. Open to everyone 8am – 8pm every day. We need to keep the door closed but we are always open during these times!
Our Community Cupboard is here for residents and local businesses to share perfectly good surplus food rather than throwing it away. You may be going on holiday, have surplus from your garden or simply know you won’t eat all the food you have. Or if you are a Registered Food Business you may have baked or cooked too much to sell. A Community Cupboard provides a simple solution which will enable our community to waste less and reduce our carbon footprint, as well as helping those in need.
The Community Cupboard will also look to stock limited toiletries including, unopened period products, toothpaste and baby formula as well as soap/body wash, shampoo and nappies.
To help anyone who may be struggling at this time due to the COVID crisis, the group will also be purchasing basic grocery supplies so that nobody in the community goes without. With funding from HIE via the Scottish Government, the cupboard will also be stocked with essentials such as rice, pasta, tinned fruit and veg. We also have a benefit/tax credit rates (2020/21) poster on the inside of the cupboard door so you can check that you are getting all the support you are entitled to (soon to be updated).
The cupboard automatically opens at 8am and locks at 8pm and is checked daily. Complying with Covid-19 regulations only one person can enter the cupboard at a time, with social distancing being encouraged at all times. Hand sanitiser will be provided at the door for visitors to use on entry and exit, and bins will be provided for litter.
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