WELCOME to the Purley Food Hub website3,276 MEALS PROVIDED in January47,671 MEALS PROVIDED in 202310,401 ITEMS DONATED in January101,805 ITEMS DONATED in 2023THANK YOU for your generous support!
Our warmest thanks go out to all of our supporters who overcame January’s variable weather conditions to donate food, toiletries and household essentials for the benefit of our hard-pressed clients and their families.
Louise Willmer, our Stock Controller, says: “I would like to thank everyone who continued to kindly donate food to us in spite of the really wet and icy cold weather.
“Your determination and generosity are a real inspiration to our team of sorters and shelf-fillers who each Monday work so hard to ensure our shelves are replenished in time for the food parcels to be packed and delivered to clients on Wednesday and Saturday.”
In February, our 12 priority items for clients are headed by cartons of whole longlife milk (for the children), small 500g bags of sugar, jars of meat and fish paste, and tinned meat meals especially chicken and beef.
We also need packet soup, jars of honey, small boxes/packs of 80 or 120 tea bags, packet custard needing only water, and tinned rice pudding. Three non-food items are also listed – tin openers, shampoo and toilet rolls.
We are pleased to receive donations each Monday, Wednesday and Saturday morning between 9.00am – 12.00noon at Purley United Reformed Church, (next to Purley Hospital). They can also be taken to any of our local in-store and roadside collection points listed here.
In the 11 years since we opened in January 2013, our always-generous supporters have helped us to provide food for nearly 340,000 meals for over 37,000 clients and family members. On their behalf, we say a huge thank-you to everyone for each and every tin, packet, bottle and jar that we receive.
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 Hub – GIVE 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!