Operation Love Thy Neighbour

Operation Love Thy Neighbour is an initiative of the Community Service Department at West Croydon SDA Church

The FREE Hot Meal & Food Bank project takes place every Sunday between 1pm – 3pm

at 45-49 Union Road, Croydon, CR0 2XU.

​The project helps in supporting families in the West Croydon community who may be struggling to feed themselves owing to various reasons such as redundancy, illness, benefit delay, domestic violence, debt and family breakdown & homelessness.

​Food is donated by church members and local people (e.g. businesses and charities) and stored at the church. Volunteers sort and pack the food into food bags. A takeaway hot meal is also served is very beneficial for those who are homeless.

​During the Covid-19 pandemic, we are also providing deliveries to people currently self-isolating.

How it all began ​

The pandemic has led to the deaths of over 120,000 people in Britain. It has also pushed a further 700,000 into poverty.

A recent study by the Legatum Institute confirmed that over 15 million of our fellow citizens now live in poverty, the equivalent of 23 per cent of the UK’s population.

​For many families this means a lack of food. It’s a crisis that we wanted to solve by launching our own feeding programme – Operation Love Thy Neighbour which is based on the principle: ‘We Care; We Share’.


We’re looking for willing people to show God’s love to our community. Can you donate a few hours of your time? We’d love to hear from you. Click here to get in touch.

If you know someone in the local area who needs help at the moment, or if you yourself need help, please do contact us

Come along to the Church every Saturday 3pm-6pm to DROP OFF your donations. If this day and time isn’t suitable then please contact us and we’ll try and accommodate around you. Please refer to our donations list below.

You can donate money instead of dropping off food. Please reference any donation with “OPERATION LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR” or “OLTN”

Give Online:
Safely securely via this website we utilise stripe to accept all major debit or credit cards

Standing order or Balance Transfer:
Account Name: West Croydon SDA Church. Account No: 81044877. Sort Code: 40-35-01

Please reference your donation with “OPERATION LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR” or “OLTN”

Send a cheque:
You can send a cheque to West Croydon SDA Church, 45 – 49 Union Road, Croydon, CR0 2XU. On the back please write “OPERATION LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR” or “OLTN”

Gift Aid it:
If you are a UK Taxpayer, for every £1 you contribute, the fund will get an extra 25p!