Love Thy Neighbour

Reducing Food Waste, Fight against poverty and Bringing the community together.

Give the gift of Love & Food
to the most needy in our community 

We are a group of volunteers in the London Borough of Sutton helping neighbours that are struggling during these hard times by distributing FREE fresh healthy food boxes. 

Sutton Community Project provides a safe place where brings people together, connect, integrate into the society, learn new skills and reduce food waste by saving unsold surplus food on the weekly basis.

Life can sometimes throw us and is challenging for many - especially for families on low income, the elderly, the unemployed, adults/children with special needs, physical & mental health issues and sometimes due to immigration status. The ongoing cost of living crisis, global food insecurity and refugees that particularly affected by Russia-Ukraine war war or 2023 Israel–Hamas war. 
 

All these things affect our lives and our world is facing an unprecedented food crisis.

According to The Food Foundation’s Food Insecurity Tracker, the latest data on national food insecurity levels show 9.3 million adults (17.7% of households) experienced food insecurity in January 2023, with 1 in 4 households with children (4 million children) experiencing food insecurity in same month.

In the London Borough of Sutton, it is estimated that 18% of Sutton residents live in poverty, rising to 25% of children living in the borough (Sutton’s Strategic Needs
Assessment
).

These findings demonstrate that food insecurity continues to be highly prevalent in the UK and that for many, wages and benefits are simply not providing enough to live on.


Many people are at the risk of hunger and impacted by the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, especially vulnerable families are affected the most across the UK.


We want to ensure that we are not wasting food that are still edible, continue to love our neighbours as ourselves, support particularly those in need / poverty and serve the wider community by actively reducing food waste, redistributing surplus food and promoting more sustainable and environmentally friendly way of living which will benefit us all and good for the planet.

Will you help transform lives today?

Give our local community life-changing support with our weekly free food boxes and a place to meet their neighbors.

Are you struggling and need a support?

Our support is open to everyone. Various forms of support is available to those who need it most in our community. Our main form of support is via food boxes. These weekly distributed food boxes contain plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other items donated by the Felix Project, local food stores, supermarkets and other local charity groups. Alongside this, items donated by members of the public, and items we purchase specifically to meet the needs of our community. Food boxes are distributed every Tuesday 2-6pm at the Thomas Wall Centre in Sutton (SM1 4DP).
If you would like to receive a food box, please contact us through the form. Please note that currently there's a waiting list and you will be notified as soon as it becomes available. 

Get to know us

Our Project

Every Tuesday, we redistribute fresh nutritious healthy food boxes at the Thomas Wall Centre to the local community in Sutton, London. It started from a private home during the first national lock down in 2020 but now it has grown to feed and support around 150 families weekly. Together with our supporters and partners, we can change the lives of people in need for better in our community.

How We Work

We collaborate and work closely with our amazing partners;  The Felix Project, The Neighbourly, local charity organisations,  churches, community groups and small  business in Sutton / Merton.  Our aim is to work with anyone who shares our vision and values in unity,  to build greater reach, expertise and impact. We’re a family of like-minded people, using our passion and our skills to make a difference in people's lives.

Food Waste

In the UK, the average household spends £470 on food that ends up in the bin every year. The UK wastes approximately 9.52 million tonnes of food every year which is enough to feed upwards of 30 million people a year, yet 8.4 million live in food poverty in the UK. Tons of unsold surplus food sold by supermarkets are going to waste and often end up in landfill. With your help and the help of our partners, we ca reduce food waste and redistribute it to those in need.
Our passion is to see less food waste and relieve people from poverty.

Food Poverty

More than one in four adults skipped meals in July 2023 because of the cost of living crisis, according to new data.  A YouGov and Christians Against Poverty (CAP) poll of 2,200 adults revealed that 14.7 million (or 28% of) UK adults avoided eating to save on costs during the summer. The ongoing pressures of the cost of living crisis is real and poverty in our communities is getting worse. We want to tackle food insecurity and poverty by saving as much as we can and redistribute to our local community who needs support.

For Volunteers and Hong Kongers

 Relocating to a new country can be a stressful experience and we would love to help by offering a place to volunteer, help with the language, meet other HKers who may be able to share a similar life experience and make new friends locally.

Are you interested in volunteering?  

Join our friendly volunteer family today!

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