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BIG RED BOX is a King's Church London Christmas initiative supporting those in the local community who might otherwise go without during the festive period by collecting food and distributing Christmas hampers through partner organisations.

Over the past five years, we have given away over 3500 boxes. In 2016 we have collected 1760 boxes after we had aimed for 1500 boxes, blessing families in need. We have visited Sainsbury's in Charlton, Sydenham & Lee Green and Co-op Downham. We've also seen incredible donations from businesses & schools. Thanks to everyone who's partnered with us!

  • King's Christmas Trees
  • Big Red Box in action at Sainsbury's
  • Big Red Box in action at Sainsbury's
  • Big Red Box in action at Sainsbury's

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One: Get the Food

Pick up a list or use the website and decide what you're going to get. You can buy one or a few items, get it all yourself, or you can join with others: family; friends; work colleagues; classmates; community group - you choose!

Two: Get a Box

If you don't already have one, pick up a flat-pack Big Red Box (if you want to fill a whole one) and carefully place all the items inside. Boxes are available from King's Church London sites from Sunday 16th November.

Three: Give it in

You can give a complete box or simply bring in some items from the list that you would like to contribute. All items and boxes should be brought to any of the King's Church London sites on any Sunday before 14th December.


If you're not able to give a box in person, you can donate to us and we'll do your shopping for you!

You can either give by text, or by using our Just Giving page. For more details, go to the Donate page.

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"Where are the places without hope? Let's take boxes to them and brighten them up." Volunteer (2013)


"I gave one to a family who were overwhelmed to have been thought of. They opened it then and there and were especially grateful for the treat items, mince pies and Christmas pudding." Social Worker (2012)

Giving To Others

This Christmas we will once again be running our Christmas hamper project after its successful launch in 2011. The Big Red Boxes collected will go to the neediest families in our local community.

We would love everyone to be involved in this. For some of us, it will simply be buying one item of food to go in a Big Red Box, for others it will be in buying the food for an entire box.


"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)