collage of volunteers and supporters
collage of volunteers and supporters

WELCOME to the Purley Food Hub website3,600 MEALS PROVIDED in June21,123 MEALS PROVIDED so far this year6,682 ITEMS DONATED in June42,118 ITEMS DONATED so far this yearTHANK YOU for your generous support!

In May and June we provided a total of 800 cartons of milk to clients and their families.

Small wonder therefore that with the school summer holidays on the horizon, long life whole milk is once more at the top of our priority list of most-wanted items for July.

“As the holidays approach we know there will be families that will struggle to feed their children and will rely on the Food Hub,” said Louise Willmer, our Stock Controller. “July’s food list reflects this need so that we can support these local families.”

As well as milk, our top 10 items include jars of meat & fish paste, tinned ready meat meals (but not hot dogs, thank you – we have plenty of these!) and tinned corned beef. 500g packets of pasta are also urgently needed along with medium-sized breakfast cereal, tinned tomatoes and packets of savoury biscuits. The two non-food items we particularly need are small bottles of washing up liquid and shampoo.

Thank you everyone for all the food, toiletries and household essentials donated in June.

Your donations meant we could meet our own clients’ needs and still have enough to pass on to the local Food Stops at Old Lodge Lane Baptist Church, Purley, and St Francis Church, Monks Hill, Selsdon.

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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.

Alternatively they can be dropped off at any of our local in-store and roadside collection points listed here.

It is directly because of the kind generosity of the Food Hub’ s supporters that we have been able to provide food for more than 355,000 meals for 39,500 people since we started in 2013. We say again: THANK YOU EVERYONE SO MUCH.


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!