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Community Resources for Families: Teacher Strikes Tomorrow

With the school closed tomorrow, we are aware that some families rely on the hot meal provided for children at lunch time and a safe space for their children. For this reason, we’re providing some details to help families in need during the school teacher strikes tomorrow.

Firstly, the community hub at Heavers Farm is open today – if you are in need of basic food and household items, families from Selsdon Primary are welcome to come and collect from the Heavers Farm Community Hub & Food Bank. We do recommend that families come and collect items today, so that they are well-stocked for tomorrow’s strike day.

There is a local food bank: ‘The Vine’ run by the Salvation Army in New Addington. If you are in need, the school can make referrals to the food bank so that you can pick up. More information is available here:

In other parts of Croydon, there is help available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, to support with the impact of the strikes:

South Norwood Community Kitchen run their ‘SNCK community caff’ Monday-Friday 9am-3pm. This is a pay-what-you-can café based at Socco Cheta on Portland Road. This is an affordable way to get breakfast and lunch for your family.

Find out more here:

Selhurst Food Bank and Community Kitchen is every Tuesday 6:00pm-7:30pm at Croydon SDA Church Hall. More details are below, and ways to get in touch. The food bank have food parcels, but also have a free hot meal every Tuesday night. Please take advantage of this, so that you can use any food that you may have at home tomorrow, when school is not available.

When: Every Tuesday at 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: Croydon SDA Church Hall, 95 Selhurst Road, London, SE25 6LH (access via side entrance)
Contact: 07930 167 812 or email

Additionally, if you are in need of a warm space to take your family, please look for a local warm space here:

Please also refer to the Cost of Living Support page on our website, for further tips and links.