A local community larder is looking for some behind the scenes help in order to assist in its reopening.

The Helston Community Larder, which was set up by members of the Helston Climate Action group and, over the past few months has helped redistribute nearly two tons of surplus food, is putting out a call out for volunteers to help it get back up and running.

The larder, which is usually located at the Helston Family Hub off Bulwark Road every Tuesday and Friday from 2:30-4:30pm, says it has identified a number of areas in which it needs support in order to be able to reopen.

These areas are:

  • Managing a diverse team of volunteers
  • Managing food safety
  • Organising food collections
  • Assisting with social media & communications
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Fundraising

In an update on its social media channel, the Helston Community Larder said: "Globally, 25–30% of total food produced is lost or wasted, and food waste is estimated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to contribute 8-10% of total man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (WRAP).

"Locally, we can play our part by tackling food waste and insecurity and strengthening community connections in and around Helston.

"We are an inclusive group and we recognise that everyone has a part to play.

"Thanks to everyone who has offered to help us out over the past few weeks.

"We really are hopeful about getting the larder back up and running sooner rather than later, though it won't be as early as the October 5 as hoped."

If you're interested in getting involved, you can contact the larder at: helstoncommunitylarder@gmail.com