Volunteers and donations needed for Addiscombe Donation Centre at St Mary Magdalene Church

The food and household goods donation centre has been up and running since January 2021. This centre was set up following an Addiscombe and East Croydon meeting on how the community could respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. It has been a great success but as the lockdown eases many of the original volunteers are going back to work and they can’t do as many sessions as before. To continue we need more volunteers. If you can spare 2 hours on a Saturday or a Wednesday we could use your help. Sign-up details below.


A group of residents and community groups now run a donation centre at St Mary Magdalene Church, Canning Road, CR0 6QD, on behalf of Croydon Voluntary Action and Croydon’s Salvation Army.

Latest donations delivered to Croydon’s Salvation Army

How to Donate

The centre is open for donations of non-perishable food and household products. The donation centre, in the Crypt of St Mary Magdalene Church, will open for 4 hours every Wednesdays and Saturdays. Details of the type of donations wanted are listed below. Please note that we are unable to take fresh food.

How to Volunteer

We are also looking for Addiscombe residents to volunteer to help run the donation centre on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10am and 2pm. We have eight 2-hour shifts to fill each week. We are also seeking drivers to take the donated items to either CVA or Salvation Army at the end of each day. If you can help you can sign up to be a volunteer via our google doc webpage.

You can also find out more about how you help the Addiscombe Community during this pandemic by signing up the Addiscombe Covid-19 Mutual-Aid Group Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/AddiscombeCovid19

What you can donate

NON-PERISHABLE Food: Including item such as

  • Canned Food
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Long-life Milk
  • Salt & Spices
  • Condiments

TOILETRIES: Including items such as

  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Shower Gel
  • Deodorants
  • Soap
  • Tissues
  • Razors
  • Sanitary Items


  • Laundry Detergents
  • Washing-up Liquid
  • Kitchen & Toilet Rolls
  • Cleaning Products
  • Batteries
  • Lightbulbs
Addiscombe Food Donation Flyer May 2021