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We are a local independent food bank set up by Purley & Kenley Churches Together.
How can I help?
If you are looking for a way to serve people in need in the local area, this is a great opportunity. We are an organisation run by volunteers from the local churches and community and would love for you to be involved.
How can I get help?
A time of crisis can happen to anyone, at any time. Should you be in need of help yourself, we are here to support you and your family - and we will continue to be here for as long as we are needed.
Bottles of squash, tinned carrots and jars of pasta sauce top April's 'most wanted' list
Our April list of items most needed for Purley Food Hub clients is headed by bottles of squash, tinned carrots, jars of pasta sauce and cartons of long life whole milk. Packets of corn flakes and other unsweetened cereals and small packets of basmati rice are also on the list, along with tins of plain meat and tinned vegetarian meals. Non-food items required please are non-bio washing powder sachets/tablets and unisex deodorant. Please click here to see the full list and where donations can be taken. Thank you everyone for your continued support - last month we passed 80,000 meals provided to people in crisis since we started four years ago.
11 trolleyloads of food and £273 donated at Waitrose Sanderstead
Shoppers at Waitrose Sanderstead on Saturday 18th March gave the equivalent of 11 trolleyloads of food and toiletries, etc, plus an amazing £273.50 in cash - the most money we have had donated at any supermarket collection to date. An enormous thank-you to the store's customers, staff and manager for your support. We are at Waitrose Coulsdon next on Saturday 22nd April, 9am-6pm.
'Super Six' swimmers raise £1,000 at a stroke!
Many congratulations and huge thanks to to our 'Super Six' swimmers - left to right: Winifred, Jude, Howard, Terry, James and Rachael - who represented the Food Hub in the Purley Swimathon on Thursday evening 2nd March. In total they completed 123 lengths of Purley Pool and raised around £1,000 in sponsorship.
Waitrose Coulsdon shoppers donate 9½ trolleyloads of food and £85
Big thanks to the customers, staff and manager of Waitrose Coulsdon for their support of our collection there on Saturday 25th February: in total we collected 9½ trolleyloads of food and toiletries, etc, plus £85 in cash - thank you so much everyone. Our next collections are at Waitrose's Sanderstead store on Saturday 18th March and then at Coulsdon again on Saturday 22nd April - both 9am-6pm.
Year 6 children visit from St John's C of E Primary School, Shirley
A group of 11 children from Year 6 at St John's C of E Primary School, Shirley, visited the Food Hub today. Bringing carrier bags of food donations, they helped our team of volunteers to collect food from Get Fired!, Café Blue and Sainsbury's Local, sort the food collected at Waitrose Coulsdon on Saturday and then refill our shelves after a busy session on Saturday when 20 clients attended and we provided food for 44 people - a total of nearly 400 meals. Thank you again Year 6 - we look forward to seeing the rest of the pupils before the end of the school year.