The Larder staff (from left) Helen Weir, Kay Johnson, and Chryssa Malfa-Erguvan.

The Larder: the café helping tackle food poverty in Preston

The direct correlation between the number of fast food restaurants and deprivation is stark in Preston, a city which boasts one of the highest densities of fast food outlets per population in the entire country and in which 44% of children live below the poverty line. Such realities make for severely bleak reading, but a local small social enterprise is primed and ready for a fightback.
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