Community Projects during Covid-19 by area: 

 

NEW ADDINGTON AREA 

 

The Fieldway and New Addington Food Stop 

A community food-sharing membership scheme.  Tues & Wed, 10-12.  The Family Centre, Fieldway, New Addington, CR0 9BS.  Tel:  07498 058733 / 016889 844 277.  Email:  familycentre.fieldway@virgin.net.   

 

Good Food Matters are closed currently for regular activities due to the COVID 19 situation.  What we ARE doing in response is starting a Good Food meal distribution service - initially this will be supporting the New Addington and Fieldway area, local food bank and the FOOD STOP.   We are looking to scale this up quite quickly depending on demand and support and resources.   

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the elderly, isolated and people with compromised immune systems are worried about going to the shops to buy food. Many people are watching their livelihoods collapse. A lot of people are struggling already. People may go hungry.  

Good Food really Matters and we want to help those in need and we need your help!  

 Using our 5-star hygiene rated kitchen we want to switch out services to a FREE food home delivery service - taking healthy, nourishing food direct to the doorsteps of our most vulnerable community members for example to Cedar House, warden assisted housing, shelters and other points of need such as the Family Centre who are opening the FOOD STOP an extra day on Fridays for older people.  

Linking in with community organisations we want to   

Cook lots of home-cooked nutritious "ready meals" including culturally appropriate meals  

Make available some healthy meals full of fresh veg to keep vulnerable people as well as can be  

delivered to those in most need/ isolation  

Keep a friendly line of support open for anyone in crisis to signpost to additional support  

Grow windowsill crops such as cut and come again lettuce, basil, coriander, parsley and microgreens for distribution across the community.  

 Please get in contact with Amanda from Good Food Matters in order to learn more about this service as it develops. Email amanda@goodfoodmatters.org.uk or call 07715905033  

 

Salvation Army, New Addington 

The Salvation Army office in New Addington can help with an emergency food parcel for any local vulnerable or isolated person/family who doesn't have any support at the moment. We can take into account food allergies, religious food restrictions etc!  To refer a  family we will need the following information: Contact name, number of adults, number of children, telephone number, address (New Addington, Selsdon, Forestdale residents only), and any special dietary requirements.   

Please visit https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/new-addington or email new.addington@salvationarmy.org.uk or  thevinefoodbank@gmail.com for more information on this service!   

 

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THORNTON HEATH AREA

 

Parchmore Community Connect & Food Stop 

Tel: 020 8653 7353   Email:  becky@parchmore.org 

 

Alive Community Centre 

The Elim Pentecostal Church in Thornton Heath has set up a food hub supporting residents in the CR7 postcode.  The Elim Pentecostal church has set up a Hub supporting residents in the CR7 postcode through the delivery of food parcels. We collect fresh and other food from a number of supermarkets for their food bank and have now set up to be able to deliver food parcels to local people shut in. We are also negotiating with local pharmacies to help deliver prescriptions.  www.mershamroad.org or email the hub@mershamroad.org for more information 

 

 

His Grace Foodbank 

Tues & Fri 12-6pm.   80-82 Beulah Rd, Thornton Heath  CR7 8NP.  079456546507.  hisgrace-evangelicaloutreach.co.uk.

 

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NORBURY/POLLARDS HILL AREA

 

Cassandra Learning Centre 

We are providing freshly cooked hot meals for the elderly and vulnerable in Norbury and Pollard's Hill. We can provide both meat and vegetarian meals as well as halal meat upon request. The delivery will take place on Thursday the 2nd of March- please contact us as soon as possible to be added to our delivery list. Email at admin@cassandracentre.org.uk or phone/text 07714735568 or 07852525468.  

Our meal choices are as follows   

Meat Option - Grilled Chicken in Khoshari with a spicy tomato sauce (which is an Egyptian noodle)  

Rice   

Fresh Salad  

Vegetarian Option-  

Lentil in Khoshari with a spicy tomato sauce (which is an Egyptian noodle)  

Rice  

Fresh Salad  

Free delivery service in Norbury & Pollard's Hill.    admin@cassandracentre.org.uk or 07714 735568 / 07852 525468.  

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SOUTH NORWOOD AREA

South Norwood Community Kitchen 

Our Community Kitchen will be running as normal every Saturday from 12pm-2pm providing hot meals both to takeaway as well as have delivered -  we also do takeaways and deliveries of cooked meals and food parcels on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Hot meal takeaway & delivery service in South Norwood.  hello@southnorwoodcommunitykitchen.co.uk 

Oasis Community Partnership 

Norwood Junction  Oasis Community Partnership Our weekly 'Foodcycle' community meal, based at Oasis Academy Ryelands, will now be delivering free parcels of food, on Friday evenings, to local vulnerable families.   

Please use this link to sign up   

https://volunteer.foodcycle.org.uk/referral 

Filling in this online form doesn't guarantee a food package, as it will depend on the volume of requests, distances and what our volunteers can handle etc. But we will do our best.   

Delivering free food parcels, every Friday evening to the vulnerable in the area.  www.foodcycle.org.uk

 

 

Trussell Trust Foodbank 

(Norwood Distribution Centre) - Tues 10-1 and Fri 10-2.  St Lukes Church, Knights Hill  SE27 0HS.  07722 121108.  norwoodbrixton.food.bank.org.uk

 

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PURLEY

 

Purley Food Hub 

Weds & Sat 10-12.  906 Brighton Rd, Purley  CR8 2LN.  07546 735295.  purleyfoodhub.net

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SHIRLEY

 

 

Shrublands foodbank 

Mon 10-11am and Thurs 12-2pm.  7 Broom Rd, Shirley, CR0 8NG.  020 3441 7887.  shrublandstrust.org

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ALL OF CROYDON

 

Revify Community Initiative 

Emergency food deliveries for those in need during COVID-19 throughout Croydon.  Please contact communityfoodbank@sa-ho.co.uk or 07757 754637. 

 

Esther Community Enterprise 

Please be advised that our voluntary organisation is still operating admist the Corona virus outbreak  

We are providing food parcels and operating our foodbank services within Croydon and other surrounding areas 

Food bank and food parcels within Croydon.  07947 488497 or 07891 555938. 

 

Emmanuel Parish Church, South Croydon 

Food supplies & telephone  befriending support -  care@emmanuelcroydon.org.uk  or  020 8688 8876 

 

Big Local 

Telephone befriending support and food deliveries - biglocal@broadgreen.co.uk or 07914 677179. 

 

 

Croydon foodbank

Mon, Tues, Fri   12-2pm.  Unit 5, 46 Pilton Estate, Pitlake, Croydon CR0 3RA.  020 8686 5664 / 07453 969687.  croydon.foodbank.org.uk

 

  

 

Salvation Army 

Tues, Wed & Thurs  2.30-4pm.   020 8680 9924.  https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/croydon-citadel

 

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Ongoing Services during COVID-19 (Befriending, Groceries, IT Help)   

 

Croydon Vision  

During the fast-moving scenario presented by the COVID-19 virus, all internal services at Croydon Vision will be closed until 4th May. The health and wellbeing of our members, volunteers and staff is paramount and for this reason, services will become more virtual with some minimal one to one home visit. Over the coming weeks, Croydon Vision will continue to monitor service impact and update stakeholders. In the interim, please see below our business continuity service plan: Information and Advice (Telephone service only)   

· Financial guidance and advocacy  

· Benefits advice  

· Information and support with talking books service   

Grocery: personal shopping for members – essential items only   

Lunch Service: eat & live well; cooked meal delivered (cost applies)  

 

Befriending  

· Telephone befriending during normal working hours  

· Preventing isolation through home visits (please be assured; outreach team will have on personal equipment)  

 

IT  

· Home service - setting up social networking with family/friends  

· Set up, and using internet shopping for food/other  

· Telephone support – quick how’s and response  

 

Newsletter  

· Fortnightly newsletter; interactive – promoting mental wellbeing  

· Talking News will continue to be available weekly. 

 Please contact info@croydonvision.org.uk or call at 020 8688 2486 for more information on all of these services.