collage of volunteers and supporters
collage of volunteers and supporters

WELCOME to the Purley Food Hub website3,042 MEALS PROVIDED in April13,653 MEALS PROVIDED so far this year6,533 ITEMS DONATED in April31,926 ITEMS DONATED so far this yearTHANK YOU for your generous support!

Our loyal supporters’ generosity truly knows no bounds – some donate weekly, some monthly, others perhaps once or twice a year through collections at their school or place of work.

Yet whenever or how often you give, we and of course our clients remain ever grateful for every single can, jar, packet and pound received. During April, we were especially thankful for all the donations of items we were short of on our monthly list.

“This has made a real difference to our stock levels and so to the variety of food we can provide to our clients,” says our Stock Controller, Louise Willmer. “We cannot express adequately our gratitude to you, our generous supporters, for your continued loyalty over the past 11 years towards helping to ease the plight of clients and their families caught up in food crisis.”

In May, our focus for donations shifts back to our “staples” of long life whole milk, jam and honey, hot chocolate and tinned tuna – the most popular with our clients’ children.

Tinned vegetarian meals, microwave meals for toddlers aged 10 months+ and tins of rice pudding and fruit are also on our most wanted list. And two household essentials especially needed are unisex shampoo and washing powder tablets.

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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 opened in 2013, our supporters’ generous donations have enabled us to provide food for more than 38,750 people – equal to nearly 350,000 meals. So we say again: 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!