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Most needed in February

Traditionally food items head our monthly ‘most wanted’ list for clients, but for February – for one month only – it’s tin openers!

Although many tins today have ring pulls, many still don’t and a fair number of clients only have the basic ‘butterfly’ opener which can often snap at the wrong moment. So we would be most grateful for (good-quality) tin openers please, including perhaps some for left-handed users.

Packets of dried custard requiring only water top the list of food items we need. At our last session in January we completely ran out of custard and had to dash to Purley Tesco for a new supply. Other food items needed include jars of fish paste & meat paste and honey & jam and packets of dried potato.

Tinned pulses and small jars of coffee are also requested, along with two non-food items: toothbrushes for adults and children and unisex shower gel.

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We are glad to receive donations on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings between 9.00am and 12.00midday to our base at Purley United Reformed Church in Purley town centre (next to Purley Hospital). Alternatively you can drop them off at any of our local in-store and roadside collection points listed here.

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