If you need support with food, please contact your local food bank or community kitchen. You may need to be referred by an organisation such as your doctors, a school, a charity or Citizens Advice. You can also contact Croydon Council for help.

If you are unsure who will be able to refer you locally, please contact your local food bank to ask. Some food banks, for example, those run by churches, may be able to help without a referral. Please contact them to check.

Below is a list of local food banks and soup kitchens: 


  • Purley Food Hub: Delivery to CR2, CR5, CR04 CR8 on Wednesdays and Saturday, 10-12, no drop in, (referrals from professional agencies/NHS/Schools), [email protected], 07546 635295
  • Purley Masjid Foodbank: Wednesdays 10am-11.30am. Basket, shopping trips, urgent supplies, prescriptions; [email protected]
  • Old Lodge Lane Baptist Church:£15 to £20 worth of fresh food and other groceries for £3.50 a week [email protected] or call 0208 668 6260. Drop in, Friday's 9-12pm (referral needed).

East Croydon

  • Revivify Croydon Community Foodbank: Delivery throughout Croydon (Referrals through statutory departments/local voluntary sector partners) [email protected], 07757 754637


  • Selsdon Food Hub: this is a partnership arrangement between Selsdon Contact, Selsdon Centre for the Retired, Monks Hill Food Stop, the local Selsdon Churches including Croydon Jubilee Church, GP Surgeries, Vintage 62 and Sainsbury, Croydon High School, the local Fire Brigade and local butcher Bashford & co. A door delivery service of free ‘essentials’ shopping bags and a weekly cooked meal. 020 8651 4944, i[email protected] or [email protected].

South Croydon

  • St Francis Church Food Stop: Friday 9.30 -1pm by appointment, [email protected] or 02086577864.

West Croydon

  • MUC Soup Kitchen, Croydon Muslim Association: Soup kitchen providing 125 hot packed meals every Friday at 7pm, [email protected] or [email protected]
  • Croydon Voluntary Action (CVA):  Call 0208 253 1268 or email [email protected].
  • The Well_Croydon Salvation Army: Food parcels [email protected] or 020 86809924.
  • Asian Resource Centre of Croydon (ARCC): Tuesday delivery to registered members. Also cooked meals, 020 8684 3784 or [email protected]
  • British Bangladeshi Society Croydon: Every Sunday, 12- 2pm, collection must be arranged by telephone or email, 07956418794 or [email protected]

New Addington and Fieldway

  • Good Food Matters, meal distribution service in collaboration with the local Food banks, CVA and the Familly Centre Fieldway, [email protected]
  • Family Centre Fieldway: Food Stop, Tues/Weds 9.15-1pm and Food Stop Plus (over 65’s) on Friday 9.15-12. Food Stop Drop (Home deliveries of produce & meals) Friday 12.30-2.30pm. Tel 01689 844277 or [email protected] (membership fee £3.50)
  • New Addington Baptist Church/The Community Family Project: Food parcels delivery on Mondays [email protected]


  • West Norwood: Norwood & Brixton Foodbank. Delivery in North Croydon, Monday – Friday with a valid food bank voucher, [email protected] Streatham: SWAN foodbank South London. Delivering food packs. Requests by online referral form here or 07973501274/ 07828722091.

Thornton Heath

  • Age UK: food and essential hygiene items for older people, [email protected] or 020 8686 0066
  • Elim Pentecostal Church_Thornton Heath Food Hub, Alive Community Centre: delivery of food parcels and prescriptions in Thornton Heath, [email protected] or [email protected]
  • His Grace Foodbank, His Grace Evangelical Outreach: Food bank for families and vulnerable people in need [email protected] ·
  • Food Stop Thornton Heath, Wednesdays only, [email protected]
  • Project 4 Youth Empowerment (P4ye), presently also delivering hot meals to the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating in the Croydon area from 5pm on Wednesday and Saturdays. Preferred method of contact request by contact form at www.p4ye.co.uk Croydon Mosque & Islamic Centre: Food pack delivery within 3-mile radius of Croydon Mosque, 020 8684 8200, [email protected] or [email protected]


South Norwood

  • South Norwood Community Kitchen: Delivery of meals/food parcels every Tuesday and Saturday, [email protected]
  • Oasis Community Hub: Deliveries in Norwood Junction, [email protected] Rapture Community Project