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Big Red Box

The Big Red Box project has been running for the last 10 years, supporting families and individuals across South East London with a Christmas food hamper. We started our work back in 2011 under the title Arms Wide Open, with a mission of wrapping our arms around our community to support those who were struggling with food provision across Christmas.

In our first year we distributed 246 boxes to families through the church and local Social Service teams. Flash forward to 2019 and we expanded to 2,266 boxes which were distributed across six boroughs. This incredible result is due to the support from individuals donating through King’s Church London and at local supermarket collections, local schools, and business, as well as through large corporate food donations.

The Mission – Sharing Hope

The Message – We are a community coming together to support our community!

Big Red Box 2020

This year looks very different. Due to the Coronavirus crisis we have had to change the way we work. This includes:

  • No supermarket collection days
  • No in person food donations
  • No big group packing sessions

So, what are we doing?

We are partnering with Love Your Neighbour to supply food hampers across Christmas and over 2021, as well as deepening our support through employment and debt advice.

There are also opportunities to donate and volunteer for the project. Please go to our Love Your Neighbour page to find out more.

I just wanted to thank you, all the volunteers and the contributors who worked so hard to provide the Hampers. Most of the families we work with have high levels of need or are children classed as vulnerable or in need, so I can assure you that the Hampers are very much appreciated and will reach those in most need in the borough. Social Services Manager (2012)
One went to a student – a single mum whose husband is in immigration detention. She was VERY grateful and sent me a text later. Language School (2012)

Find out more

For more information or any other queries please contact Big Red Box:
020 8690 5121 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)