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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.
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.
Fruit juice, milk, sugar, fish paste and peanut butter head our March 'most wanted' list
Long life fruit juice and whole milk, small (500g) bags of sugar, soup in packets, and jars of fish and meat paste and peanut butter top the list of items most needed in March for clients of Purley Food Hub. Also listed are tins of plain meat, tinned vegetarian meals and tins of fruit. In addition, we need nappies sizes 1, 2 and 3 and unisex deodorant and shampoo/shower gel. Please click here to see the list in full and where donations can be taken. We thank you so much for your generous support - you have helped us provide over 78,000 meals to people in crisis since we opened in January 2013.
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.
Happy 4th Birthday, Purley Food Hub!
Today (Sunday) the Food Hub is 4 years old - so a very Happy 4th Birthday, Purley Food Hub! Since we opened to clients on 15th January 2013, we have provided 75,000 meals to more than 8,000 men, women and children going through tough times. At the same time we have received many thousands of donated food items and toiletries, etc - over 50,000 in 2016 alone. So another huge THANK YOU to all of our volunteers and supporters: those who serve the clients each Wednesday and Saturday, sort the food donations and refill the shelves, collect at local supermarkets, donate food and support the Food Hub through our churches, schools and the local community.