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Most needed items in June

After an absence of several months, soup is back on our “most wanted” list of items for June – in this case, tinned and packet vegetable soup.

For the past 18 months we have been giving 60 tins each week to Croydon Nightwatch, who give out food to homeless and vulnerable people every night in Queen’s Gardens, and this has seriously reduced our stock.

Other food items needed are jars of meat & fish paste, small bags of sugar, small packets of tea bags, small/medium tins of potatoes, and tins of dessert rice pudding. The three non-food items especially requested this month are unisex deodorant and shampoo and packs of toilet rolls.

 Click here to view this month’s full list 

We are grateful for every single donation received, big or small. Please bring them 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 shop and roadside collection points listed here.

We are so grateful for everyone’s continued generosity. To date, you have helped us to provide 260,000 meals to hard-pressed clients and their families.


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