Luton is one of the most deprived boroughs
in the East of England; the
changes to UK welfare policy have had
a significant impact with as many
as 1 in 4 children facing poverty in Luton.
|Schools Harvest Campaign
(25 Sep—13 Nov)
313 items collected.
Unfortunately, the harvest season brought our highest ever demand, with 204 food parcels distributed in a single week—a record since we launched in 2013. This means our food stock dropped by 4,000 items in one go.
In partnership with local schools, our Harvest campaign aims to collect 25,000 food items by 13th November. Donations from schools are a lifeline, and ensure that the Foodbank can be there for those who need our help. We rely on this support to continue distributing food parcels.
We have seen an increase in demand of 9% since last year, and it looks set to be a difficult winter for some of Luton's struggling families.
If your school can support us, by holding a food drive or inviting our staff into assembly to raise awareness, please visit our Harvest Food Drive page.
According to latest figures published by the Trussell Trust, it is believed that foodbank use continues to remain at record levels, rising by 2% in the part year. 1,109,309 three-day emergency food supplies were provided to people in crisis by the charity’s network of 424 foodbanks in the 2015/16 financial year, compared to 1,084,604 in…
A message from Luton Foodbank