Co-op food stores in Luton have launched a bid to support us as we experience record levels of demand.

Nine of the community retailer’s food stores in the area are supporting the appeal by taking donations of needed food items. The Co-op is also kick-starting the appeal with a £200 basket of groceries.

As a community retailer we are pleased to support the foodbank and its work to make a difference to the lives of people locally who are in difficulty. We now have nine stores in the area supporting the foodbank, and we would like to say thank you to our members and customers whose generous donations will make a huge difference to people in need in our community.

Gemma Edmonds, Co-op Area Manager
We are delighted by this news. We are facing ever increasing levels of demand, in fact, almost every month last year saw an increase compared to the previous year. Working with a community retailer like the Co-op helps to build awareness and extend our reach - giving more people an opportunity to consider making donations. It is only with the help of the community that we’re able to continue our work. We would love for there not to be a need for the foodbank, but whilst there are people facing crisis in and around Luton, we will continue to offer emergency support.

 Donations can be made at Co-op food stores in: Biscot Road; Manor Road, Caddington; 259 Birdsfoot Lane; Marsh Road, Leagrave; Dominics Square, Lewsey Farm; Hitchin Road, Stopsley; Market Square, Whipperley and, Wigmore Lane. You can find details and directions to your nearest drop-off point at

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