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WELCOME to the Purley Food Hub website3,744 MEALS PROVIDED in March10,611 MEALS PROVIDED so far this year6,329 ITEMS DONATED in March25,393 ITEMS DONATED so far this yearTHANK YOU for your generous support!

Huge thanks to everyone who generously donated food, toiletries and household essentials in March…and also large numbers of Easter eggs from, among others, staff from several companies who work in the Renaissance building in Dingwall Road, Croydon, and 14th Coulsdon Brownies and Guides.

“I know our clients with families will have been thrilled to receive the eggs and to see the smiles on their children’s faces,” says Louise Willmer, our Stock Controller.

“I would also like to thank all of our supporters who donated J-cloths, sponges and soap for the new kitchen cleaning packs that we now give to all of our clients.

“To make up the packs, we are so fortunate to have students from Rutherford School, South Croydon, the 16-19 Pathway Project, Waddon, and our friend Anna and their support teachers and workers who kindly come along each Monday morning as part of our team of volunteers.”

In April, our Top 10 priority items are headed by small boxes of tea bags, jars of peanut butter and jars of fish paste.

Tinned meat such as ham, chicken and corned beef, packet & tinned potatoes and packets of soup with individual sachets are also needed, as are jars of tomato-based pasta sauce, tinned tomatoes and tins of dessert fruit.

And to finish everything off: bottles of washing up liquid please!

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If you would like to have the list sent direct to your inbox at the start of each month, please email steve.purleyfoodhub@gmail.com.

Donations can be brought to the Food Hub at Purley United Reformed Church (next to Purley Hospital) any Monday, Wednesday and Saturday morning between 9.00am – 12.00noon. Or they can be dropped off at any of our local in-store and roadside collection points listed here.

Since the Food Hub started in January 2013, the kind generosity of our supporters has enabled us to provide food to nearly 38,500 clients and family members – equivalent to more than 345,000 meals. THANK YOU EVERYONE!


The background story about who we are and how we work with clients and partner organisations to help local people in crisis, plus answers to frequently asked questions and a brief guide to landmark events since 2013.

Discover more about the three main ways you can support the Food HubGIVE FOOD through our network of collection points, VOLUNTEER to work behind the scenes, and/or DONATE MONEY for the Food Hub to purchase supplies.

All you need to know about using the Food Hub, with a step-by-step guide to the whole process, from getting a referral to the kind of items we’ll put in the food package that you receive – and how you’ll receive it!