Luton Foodbank is our Charity of the Year

The Mall Luton will continue to support Luton Foodbank as our Charity of the Year for 2021.

Luton Foodbank is a non-profit organisation run entirely for the benefit of people in and around Luton who need emergency food. Their aim is to eradicate food poverty in Luton and to support people so that they can take steps to overcome the problems that brought them to them. 

The demand for food within the local Luton community has seen a dramatic increase following on from the COVID-19 outbreak, meaning it’s more important now than ever to help those who are facing increased hardship and food poverty.

Non-perishable food is donated at collection points across the town which volunteers then take to their warehouse and sort into boxes. These boxes provide enough food for one person for up to three days.

How it works

People needing food are given a voucher by front-line professional agencies such as Luton Advice Network, Age Concern, children’s centres, mental health charities, etc. These referral agencies also offer immediate advice on dealing with the problems leading to the visit. Clients will then need to present their vouchers at one of the many distribution points across Luton. Professionals from Citizens Advice are on hand to offer further advice and usage patterns are logged to identify individuals with recurring problems who may need further help.

A drop-off point is located in The Mall opposite Tesco.

Food list:

  • Rice Pudding/Custard
  • Jam
  • Meat (Tinned)
  • Fruit Juice (Carton)
  • Vegetables (Tinned)
  • Fruit (Tinned)
  • Milk (UHT)
  • Dry Rice (500g)
  • Soup
  • Fish (Tinned)
  • Baked Beans (Tinned)
  • Tomatoes (Tinned)
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Dried Pasta (500g)
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Sugar (500g)
  • Tea Bags
  • Biscuits
  • Instant noodles
  • Instant Coffee

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