PEOPLE in Largs can now get access to a wide range of low-cost essentials after the town's new community food larder opened its doors.

Volunteers at the new Largs Food Hub opened their on Tuesday, February 27, to provide dignified and affordable access to food for those who are struggling to make ends meet.

And North Ayrshire Council, who helped launch the hub as part of their fairer food network, have even enlisted Magnus the Viking to support the venture in their new posters promoting the Food Hub.

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The community larder, based at Largs Library, works on a membership basis and provides a way for locals who are struggling to top up their weekly food shop with their own choice from the foods available.

Unlike a food bank, the larder is not an emergency food provision, and no referral is required.

Membership is open to everyone in the area, and all that is needed to join the scheme is a letter to confirm your name and address and a form of ID.

The Food Hub will operate on a drop-in basis, but if members prefer, they can book an appointment during opening times.

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A North Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: "This is all part of the council’s Fairer Food Network.

"This is a more dignified approach to food insecurity and helps members to make their money go further by giving them access to good food at a lower cost.

"A total of 12 members signed up today, following the warm welcome from volunteers.

"Thank you to everyone involved in setting up this important new community provision."

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The new food hub is open on Tuesdays from 2.30-5.30pm and Fridays from 10.30am until 12.30pm.

For further cost-of-living support and locations of other larders, visit the website: