Purley Food Hub
Purley Food Hub is a food bank that helps local people in crisis who are without food.
Purley Food Hub was set up in January 2013 by Churches Together in Purley & Kenley.
Operations are based at Purley United Reformed Church, 906 Brighton Road, Purley, Surrey CR8 2LN.
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 07546 635295
Registered Charity no. 1152807
Company no. 08557885
We became a registered charity with elected Trustees in July 2013.
Clients are referred to us by a network of around 130 Food Ticket Partners. These are agencies and professionals across Croydon borough who work closely with people in crisis.
They include Jobcentres, teams and departments of Croydon Council, hostels and refuges, children’s centres and schools, and a wide range of voluntary organisations.
We are run entirely by volunteers – we currently have around 150 from the churches and local community. Food is donated by local churches, schools, businesses, uniformed groups, community organisations like the Rotary Club and Women’s Institute and many families and individuals.
Source: Purley Food Website – 2022
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.
Source – Purley Food Hub Website – February 2024
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