WELCOME to the Purley Food Hub website3,186 MEALS PROVIDED in August5,259 ITEMS DONATED in August68,667 ITEMS DONATED so far in 2023THANK YOU for your generous support!

Food for nearly 4,200 meals was delivered to 460 clients and family members in September. It was around 1,000 meals more than a year ago, making it the busiest September in our 10-year history.

Louise Willmer, our Stock Controller, has expressed huge thanks for all the generous donations received during the month: “These have been very much appreciated as we provided food for more than 25 clients and their families on several occasions in September.

“So, with our stock levels quite low, we are delighted to hear that many schools and churches are intending to support us by donating their Harvest collections.

“Thank you Purley United Reformed Church who have collected both for us and Croydon Nightwatch at their Harvest service, and Woldingham are the first school to give us a very generous Harvest donation.”

Our priority list of the 10 items most needed in October is headed by 500g packets of cereal, tinned meat meals, packet & tinned potatoes and tins of tuna. Jars of pasta sauce are also listed, along with small bottles of squash, hot chocolate drink requiring only water and tinned & packet custard. The most-wanted list is completed by two toiletry items: unisex deodorant and shampoo.

  Click here to view this month’s full list 

Donations can be brought 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). Or, if you prefer, they can be dropped off at any of our local in-store and roadside collection points listed here.

As a result of everyone’s continued generous support, we have been able to provide food for more than 320,000 meals for people in crisis in the 10 years since 2013. Thank you all!


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!