We are a local network of volunteers initially formed in response to the COVID-19 crisis and now permanent across Merton, Wandsworth and Kingston.

We aim to help those in our local community to fight poverty and offer support. We provide food parcels, household goods, furniture and appliances. We also offer laptops through our Keep Kids Connected initiative for children who do not have access to online learning.

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We're Sports for Social Change Award Winners!

Dons Local Action Group has been recognised by the Sports Journalists’ Association for the outstanding work we have accomplished in 2020. We’re delighted to be included as winners alongside Marcus Rashford, Lou Macari and Ebony Rainford-Brent.

A huge thank you to all of our volunteers, partners, and the AFC Wimbledon Foundation for making this happen.

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Our Awards

  • Sports for Social Change Award, Sports Journalists’ Association
  • Hero Award, Pizza Express
  • The Community Connectors Awards, Openreach
  • Lockdown Heroes, Football Supporters' Association
  • Community project of the year, London Football Awards
  • Best Covid-19 Community Response Non Premier League, Football Business Awards

What's in a food box?

Our food boxes supply items for substantial meals throughout the week. Everything is donated by generous shoppers and topped up by suppliers.

In the video is an example of a small family box, this box is intended to last for 7 days and is for 1 adult and 1 child. Included are essential cupboard staples, as well as quality fresh fruit and veg.

Contribute to our boxes

The food boxes we provide give crucial support to local residents in need.

The demand for our boxes is always growing. Look out for our stalls outside your local supermarket, we have volunteers ready to accept donations.

We often have daily stalls at Sainsbury’s Balham, Sainsbury’s Putney, Waitrose Wimbledon, Morrisons Wimbledon, Sainsbury’s Wimbledon, Sainsbury’s Colliers Wood, Tesco New Malden, and Morrisons Mitcham. We also have weekend-only stalls at Waitrose Surbiton and Waitrose Kingston. View all supermarket locations here.

Supermarket stall locations

Sainsbury’s Balham: 147-151 Balham High Road, SW12 9AU

Sainsbury’s Putney: 2-6 Werter Road, SW15 2LJ

Waitrose Wimbledon: Alexandra Road, SW19 7JY

Morrisons Wimbledon: 51 The Broadway, SW19 3RG

Sainsbury’s Wimbledon:  8-12 Worple Road, SW19 4DD

Sainsbury’s Colliers Wood: 1 Merton High Street, SW19 1DD

Morrison’s Mitcham: 11 St Mark’s Road, CR4 2JS

Tesco New Malden: 300 Beverley Way, KT3 4PJ

Waitrose Surbiton: 15a Claremont Road, KT6 4QR

Waitrose Kingston: Wood Street, KT1 1TN

Keep Kids Connected

We’ve reached a landmark achievement: the donation of over 2,000 laptops and tablets through our Keep Kids Connected initiative. Thank you to all of our generous donors! These life-changing donations have enabled children in our local community to access online learning. We’re fighting digital poverty, but there are still more children to reach. Make a meaningful impact and donate your unwanted laptop today.

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Where do our supplies come from?

Everything is donated by the communities of Kingston, Merton and Wandsworth. Each month, on average, we redistribute the equivalent of over £150,000 in goods donated by our community. From a shopper dropping food off at our supermarket stalls, individual donations of furniture and laptops, and local companies making generous bulk donations.

#RideAcrossBritian 🚴🏻‍♂️

Wimbledon supporter, David cycled the length of Britain to fundraise for Dons Local Action Group!

Cycling an average of 180km a day, David cycled through the sun, wind, and rain from Land’s End in Cornwall to John o’Groats, in Northern Scotland. Cycling for 10 hours a day over his 9 day adventure.

You can still sponsor his epic cycle ride. Visit David’s fundraising page.

The Dons Local Action Group are nothing short of amazing! Practical, entrepreneurial and inspirational. I love them.

Siobhain McDonagh, MP for Mitcham and Merton

dons local action thank-you-letter

We rely on our army of volunteers at Dons Local Action Group and we need your help.

Dons Local Action Group is part of the AFC Wimbledon Foundation.
Registered Charity no. 1154198.