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How can you get involved?

There is a huge list of individuals and organisations that have helped with the Big Red Box since the start of the project in 2011 and we are so happy to see lots of new faces joining the team every year. Find out how you could get involved this Christmas:

  • Donate! In 2020, the easiest way is the virtual way, so please head over to our Big Red Box fundraising page, knowing that every penny raised goes towards buying food for the Big Red Boxes. One box can cost around £30 but anything you can contribute would be very much appreciated.
  • Get your school involved Why not invite your school to get involved and help collect food together. We have all the resources you need to start your partnership with Big Red Box.
  • Spread the word at work You could get your business involved, we've got a number of ways you can choose from. Get in touch to find out more.
  • Word of mouth The quickest way for any news to travel is if you share it, so why not do just that. Talk to your friends, family and colleagues about the project, you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Don't forget to share our posts!

Shopping List

You can buy just one or two items - or even a whole box!

  • Christmas pudding
  • Kid's Christmas Chocolates
  • Cereal
  • Pasta sauces
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Tinned meat
  • Vegetables (tinned)
  • Tomatoes (tinned)
  • Soup
  • Jam
  • Rice pudding (tinned)
  • Custard (tinned/instant)
  • Tinned fruit
  • Biscuits
  • Mince pies
  • Fruit juice (carton)
  • Sugar
  • Tea bags/instant coffee
  • Milk (UHT)

Please do not add other items to the box; the box contents are designed to both feed and bless the recipients and we would love them all to be as similar as possible. Thank you!

How to Make a Box

Let Simon show you how to make a Big Red Box.

Tweet it!

When you've bought your box, why not tweet it and let the world know?

"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)

"The hampers below were provided by my team at the LOCOG (London 2012 Olympic Organising Committee) Accreditation and Uniforms department. They were so excited to know the great work that King's is doing. I was overwhelmed by the response." LOCOG (2012)