Thank you very much for your interest. Currently we need more Packers and Refreshment Volunteers to work at our Distribution Centre in central Purley, and also more Supermarket Collectors and Food Transport Volunteers.

  • Packers: Wednesday and Saturday mornings* (9.30am - 12.30pm) at the Distribution Centre at Purley United Reformed Church, 906 Brighton Road, Purley CR8 2LN. Occasionally on a Wednesday evening 6.30pm - 9.30pm. Working with three or four others, packers select the food/toiletries from the shelves and pack the food parcels to give to the clients. (*on a rota basis)

  • Refreshment Volunteers: Wednesday and Saturday mornings* (9.30am - 12.30pm) at the Distribution Centre (occasionally on a Wednesday evening 6.30pm - 9.30pm). Volunteers serve clients and family members with tea, coffee, squash and biscuits and often engage with clients if they are happy to do so. (*on a rota basis)

  • Supermarket Collectors: Regular collections are held on Saturdays at local supermarkets. During a one-hour shift, volunteers ask customers as they enter the store if they will kindly consider buying and donating items from our latest food list.

  • Food Transport Volunteers: Volunteers with their own transport are needed to take food donations from supermarket collections back to our Distribution Centre at Purley United Reformed Church, and also to collect donations from local schools, churches, businesses, etc, especially at busy Harvest and Christmas times.

Please contact us on 07546 635295 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will arrange for you to come to a taster session to find out more. We look forward to hearing from you!