Help Purley Food Hub in August 2017

PFH logoPurley Food Hub is a registered charity, keen to receive donations to support their work.

It serves people in need in Croydon, not just the immediate Purley area.

Purley Food Hub appreciates the generous food donations received from community groups, churches and schools and individuals to support their work.

Purley Food Hub thanks everyone for their ongoing support and reports,

 

“A busy June was followed by an even busier July when we provided more than 2,400 meals for people in crisis – including almost 400 meals last Saturday alone. It takes our overall total of meals provided since the Food Hub started in 2013 to just 200 short of 90,000…and we will likely pass that at our next session on Wednesday. So, once more, we are very grateful for the food, toiletries, etc, donated by so many churches, schools, organisations like CCC, businesses, families and individuals.”

Other ways to help

Purley Food Hub also welcomes financial donations to support their work. Financial donations are used to buy special items needed, including formula milk, nappies and sanitary items as well as pre-paid bus fares for clients to make the trip home with heavy bags of tinned food.

 

Donations can be left at:

Cafe Blue, 945 Brighton Road, Purley CR8

Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5.30pm

Get Fired! (pottery shop), 914 Brighton Road, Purley CR8 2LN
Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm (to 9pm Thursday)

Purley United Reformed Church, 906 Brighton Road, Purley CR8 2LN
Monday to Saturday, 9am to 2pm

Christ Church, between 861-863 Brighton Road, Purley CR8 2BN
Monday to Friday, 9am-12noon (term time only)
For all information see www.purleyfoodhub.net
Find them on Twitter: @PurleyFoodHub
And PurleyFoodHub on Facebook.
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2 thoughts on “Help Purley Food Hub in August 2017

  1. What’s going on here? 400 meals on one Saturday alone. This is a scandal. There must be many families in Croydon in absolute crisis. How do they get there, by bus? is there another food hub in West / North Croydon? All people have to be referred by an agency, a doctor, a social worker, so these are real referrals, aren’t they?

    • Yes. There are many individuals and families in Croydon in crisis and they rely on the short-term support provided by food banks such as Purley Food Hub. People do need to be referred, although no one in need would be turned away. An emergency pack can be provided on a one off basis.

      Some clients walk to the food bank. Purley Food Hub can assist clients with a bus fare home if needed.

      Steve from Purley Food Hub spoke at one of our meetings and answered questions. You can find the notes here: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2016/04/22/notes-of-meeting-old-coulsdon-march-2016/ This lists other food banks in the borough.

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