Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of people in Croydon we are able to offer food hampers to local families who need a helping hand during the pandemic. After a brief pause due to illness, we are resuming distribution of hampers for the Easter Holiday, after that, we will pause again while we prepare to reopen after an extended lockdown.
Each week we publish a form on this page which you can complete to request a bespoke hamper of food to be delivered to your door. Each hamper contains cereal, bread, milk, fresh fruit, vegetables, grains, pulses, beans, biscuits and from time to time a special treat like hot chocolate or jam. Each hamper should have enough food to produce at least 10 healthy meals per child, per week.
Due to overwhelming demand, we are only able to distribute hampers to 75 children per week at the moment, this is so we conserve funds and can ensure we are able to continue to distribute food to those who need it in the weeks and months ahead. If we raise more funds we will increase the weekly quota.
To request a food hamper, please ensure you understand the following criteria
1. Hampers are only available to families with children under 16 in the London borough of Croydon.
2. While we endeavour to ensure hampers contain everything requested, we cannot guarantee this and some items may be missing or substituted.
3. Hampers will be delivered Friday – Sunday each week and we cannot provide a timeslot for delivery, but we will try to let you know in advance which day and an estimate of the time it is scheduled for delivery.
4. We are reliant on donations to cover the costs of distributing these hampers. These donations come from your friends and neighbours, our community. Please only request a hamper if your family is in genuine need of help as supply is limited and requesting one you don’t need means one less to distribute to a family that does.