“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
When: Every Tuesday at 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Croydon SDA Church Hall, 95 Selhurst Road, London, SE25 6LH
Contact: [email protected]
In May 2016 our church set up the Selhurst Community Kitchen to provide nutritious food for the most vulnerable people living on the streets and others in need in Croydon and the surrounding areas. With the number of homeless people increasing each year, the Selhurst Community Kitchen is committed to making sure that as long as this crisis continues there will be hot and healthy food available to those in need. This can only be done with your continued support in both donations and volunteering.
The Community Kitchen is open all year round, and serves a freshly cooked 3-course vegetarian hot meal to anyone who turns up, regardless of their circumstances. There is no need to book in advance or reserve a table – please just come along and enjoy the company of our community.
Items to donate
We always welcome donations and promise to use them to provide help to adults in crisis.
Take a look at our donation list to see what items to donate, and don’t forget that we also accept essential non-food items such as toiletries and hygiene products, helping people in crisis to maintain dignity and feel human again.
Our volunteers are ordinary people making a big difference to the lives of many. We constantly need new volunteers to help us provide a range of services. Volunteering with Selhurst Community Kitchen can give you life skills, organisational skills and an unforgettable experience. We can use your help for a few hours, a few days or even longer.
Make your free time count. Help us support displaced people. We require the following services:
- Serving hot and tasty meals to guests
- Socialise/chat with guests
- Setting up and cleaning up
- Health advice
- Career advice
- Housing advice
- Legal advice
If you would like to volunteer at the Community Kitchen, please complete our Volunteer Registration Form.
Useful Resources for Homelessness
- Find homelessness service in your area through the homelessness search tool.
- Receive support from Citizen’s advice on housing and council support.
- Receive support on housing from Shelter.
- Receive support from Nacro if you have a criminal conviction.
- If you are 18 to 24 years old and homeless get employability support from the Youth Employment Skills Programme.
- Check out the Help to Rent database by Crisis, for finical support on housing.
- If you know anyone that is rough sleeping please contact Street Link.
- Call 0808 2000 247 (free number/National domestic Violence Hotline) if you are facing domestic violence or know someone who is.