Food & Essentials Hub

Helping the local community to thrive

What is the 'Food and Essentials Hub'?

The 'Food & Essentials Hub' is run by Start It Right cic in partnership with Longheath Community Care and Church Centre. It is also supported by the Longheath Gardens, Long Lane and Milford Gardens Residents Association. 


It is currently open to local residents of Croydon looking to receive food and household donations. 

We will start operating from week commencing Monday 7th June 2021. 


Every Monday from 12.30pm - 1.30pm


Longheath Community Care and Church Centre,

49A Longheath Gardens, Croydon CR0 7TD

Donation drop off point:

We will also be holding a drop off point for people to hand in donations every Monday from 11am -12pm at Longheath Community Care and Church Centre. 

Items that can be donated:

  • Rice

  • Pasta

  • Soup

  • Tea or Coffee

  • Tinned Fruit

  • Biscuits

  • Lentils, beans and pulses

  • UHT Milk

  • Fruit Juice

What items can we expect to receive: 

We will endeavour to offer a range of items as listed below but this will also be subject to availability and what items you are interested in receiving.

Household items
Household items
Tinned Food
Tinned Food

How can we receive donations:

To receive any kind of donations from us you will need to complete our Registration Form.

Please send this form to: 

Longheath Community Care and Church Centre,

42A Longheath Gardens, Croydon CR0 7TD

or you can scan and email it to:

We will then be in touch to allocate a day and time for you to collect your items.

How you can also get involved:

If you would like to volunteer to help run the 'Food & Essentials Hub' please express your interest here.

You can also help to spread the word by distributing our flyer which you can download here.

Thank you!