Thank you Howard Primary, Cumnor House Girls and Woldingham schools and Abbeyfield Purley

As we start the busy run-up towards Christmas with increased numbers of clients expected, the first three schools have kindly contacted us to say they are donating their Harvest food collections to the Food Hub.

We collected the donations from Howard Primary School, Croydon last week, will be receiving the items from Cumnor House School for Girls, Purley on Monday 26th September and will be collecting from Woldingham School after their Harvest Festival service on the 29th. Thank you all very much, Howard, Cumnor House Girls and Woldingham!

Thank you also to the generous residents of Abbeyfield Home Purley who collected £126 at their Harvest Thanksgiving service.

Since the Food Hub opened nine years ago, we have been blessed each autumn with a big crop of Harvest donations from schools, churches and others – and these will be especially welcome this year: tins, bottles, jars and packets of long life, non-perishable items (but not fresh food thank you). As a guide, our current September food list is on our home page and October’s list will be posted there at the end of this month.

We are open to receive donations at Purley United Reformed Church, next to Purley Hospital, three mornings a week: (preferably) Mondays but also Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9.00am to 12.00midday. Or in case of difficulty, we can arrange for one of our volunteer drivers to collect.

If you are head of a school/college or a teacher, student or parent, please contact Jean, our Administrator, by email to or phone 07546 635295.

First fruits: The Harvest 2022 donation from Howard Primary School, Croydon