Big Red Box responds to Refugee Crisis

For those of you who don’t know us, Big Red Box is a project which provides hampers of food to the families most in need within our community. Last year we managed to distribute 1096 boxes through Social Services, health visitors, homeless charities and other fantastic local organisations and charities.

This year we are also continuing our partnership with the Lewisham Refugee Network and will be prioritising getting Big Red Boxes out to them as soon as is practically possible in order to support any refugees in need of help, including those from Afghanistan, Vietnam as well as from North West Africa.

We are also liaising with several local Members of Parliament to see how we can help support those refugees who are or will be arriving in London in the coming weeks.

There are many ways in which you can get involved and help us share hope in the local community:

  • Volunteer: We are always looking for volunteers to help us pack and organise boxes. Or you can join us at local supermarkets to collect food and share the mission of Big Red Box with our community. This year we will be going to Sainsbury’s in Sydenham to collect food on Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October.
  • Donate: You can donate through our Just Giving page on our website. All money contributed will go towards food to fill the boxes.
  • Fill a box: If you, your school or your business would like to get involved with Big Red Box, please contact us and we can set up a meeting!
  • Follow us: You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and on our blog. Keep up to date with all the work we’re doing and find out what difference your contribution makes!

If you would like to donate, volunteer or if you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to contact us at