PLEASE NOTE:  This page was set up during the first lockdown and therefore, some of the organisations below may no longer be running.  Please contact them for further information / updates.




The Croydon Council contact email for people in sheltered or council housing is:  




Supermarket Shopping Times for Older/Vulnerable Residents - from March 2020 (Covid 19) 


Tesco (not smaller stores or express) ... Wed:  9-10am  Sat: 10-11am


Sainsburys (not smaller stores) ... Mon, Wed, Fri:  8-9am 


Other Food/Essential Services 


Sainsburys telephone ordering service:  0800 328 1700 

Iceland telephone ordering service:  0800 329 0800 

Milk & More:  0345 606 3606 

Parsley Box:  0800 612 7225 (vacuum-packed meals delivered within 2-4 days, 10 for £29.99) 

Wiltshire Farm Foods: (Frozen - can only take orders from existing customers or the extremely vulnerable right now) 0800 077 3100  

Oakhouse Foods (Frozen): 020 8689 8485 or Order online: Order cut off time 4pm.  Set delivery days to each area. Min order £15.  

Meals on Wheels | Hot Meals Delivered to Your Door | apetito.  Email for enquiries:



Local Businesses 


Fruit & Veg 

 Addiscombe Fruit & Veg:  Free delivery. Fresh produce, food cupboard, fruit & veg boxes. 020 8654 0077


Honestly Grown:  order via WhatsApp to collect fresh fruit/veg at Norwood Junction every Wed & Sat, 11am – 7pm  07850 247920 


Thoroughgood’s (Suure St):  07952 692788 or 


DM Houghton (Vegetables):  020 8462 7935 


First Choice Produce:  020 7498 0550 


Food Point Produce:  Wholesale prices for groceries. 


Fresh Connect: Supplying essential fruit & veg. 020 7720 4126 


Fruit 4 London:  Fresh fruit & Veg within the M25/  0845 539 0279 


Magnificent Marrow:  Essentials, fruit & veg, Flowers & plants. 


Super Fruits Produce:  


Wood Fruits:  Fresh fruit & veg delivred to Croydon area. 


The Organic Delivery Co:  Fruit, veg, dairy, eggs & Cilled foods.   020 7730 8181 



 Bashford's & Co. (Butchers):  meat delivery to your home.  020 8657 7558 


Parkers Meat, Wallington:  Meat deliveries (can also possible source bread & other snacks) Mon & Fri - text message on 07903 749815 or facebook/instagram message to services@oldwhits. 


Superior Meats:  delivery service 020 8660 6326 or Craig 07926 828042 


D Parker & Son, Wallington (Butcher):  020 8688 6416 


Other Items 


Beelivery: Anything you can get at the supermarket! 


Upstream Seafoods:  Free home deliveries of fish & seafood.   020 8667 1251 


Kindred Bakery:  Delivering to those in isolation or quarantine.  020 3638 2547 


City Pantry:  Deliveries of ready meals or boxes of ingredients for 12 meals.  020 3893 3500 


M&S will deliver from BP petrol stations. 


Nisa Store:  Groceries, papers etc.  01689 942285 


Café Deli:  020 8664 8899 


Lord Roberts on the Green, Woodcote (Takeaway/delivery service): 020 8660 2000 / 07840 980674 


Priscilla's Tearoom, Sanderstead:  07837 719457   Price list and details can be found here.



Heinz, £10 delivery service of tinned goods: 




Cure Pharmacy:  020 8664 3875 


Bids Chemist:  020 87664 2230 (Norbury, SW16 4AE) 


Superdrug:  Online NHS prescriptions


Pet Supplies 


Scallywags Pet Supplies, Shirley:  Local delivery within 5 miles of the shop.  020 8777 3440 


Village Pets, Sanderstead:  020 8657 1791 




Food Delivery: 


If you are aware of an elderly, vulnerable person who may need help with food and essential supplies, please contact Age UK on 020 8686 0066 or email  They will need the person's contact details, DOB, any dietary requirements and any other relevant info (eg. can they open a can or packet).  They will add the person to their list and deliver around every 2 days. 



Selsdon COVID19 - Food Support Group: 


Selsdon food hub is now only supplying emergency shopping bags.





 Neighbourly is an award-winning giving platform that helps businesses make a positive impact in their communities by donating volunteer time, money and surplus products, all in one place.  Here is the link: 



Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK 


Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK are a group of volunteers aiming to support the network of local community groups organising to support people through the coronavirus pandemic.  There are now thousands of local groups across the country.  Find your local group here: 




Community Projects 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:   


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 deliver them 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 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 or email or for more information on this service!   



Thornton Heath Area 


Parchmore Community Connect & Food Stop 


Tel: 020 8653 7353   Email: 



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. or email the for more information 



Norbury/Pollards Hill 


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 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)  


 Fresh Salad  

 Vegetarian Option-  

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


 Fresh Salad  

Free delivery service in Norbury & Pollard's Hill. or 07714 735568 / 07852 525468. 



South Norwood 


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. 


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 

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. 


All of Croydon 


Revify Community Initiative 


Emergency food deliveries for those in need during COVID-19 throughout Croydon.  Please contact 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 -  or  020 8688 8876 



Big Local 


Telephone befriending support and food deliveries - or 07914 677179. 




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)  






· Telephone befriending during normal working hours  


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






· 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  






· Fortnightly newsletter; interactive – promoting mental wellbeing  


· Talking News will continue to be available weekly Please contact or call at 020 8688 2486 for more information on all of these services.