Cereal, tinned meat meals, potatoes and tuna top our ‘most needed’ list in October

Food for 4,095 meals was delivered to 455 clients and family members in September. This was a little over 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 delivered to us on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 9.00am to 12.00midday at Purley United Reformed Church, next to Purley Hospital in Purley town centre. 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!