Get food

Are you unable to cover your living costs with your earnings?

  • benefits stopped or changed?
  • made redundant?
  • suffering from an illness?
  • recent bereavement?

If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, you can arrange an assessment to find out whether you qualify for a food voucher. Contact details for some of our referring agencies are listed below. If you have children under 5, contact a local Children’s Centre. If you have older, their school’s family worker who may be able to help. Your children may even qualify for free school meals.

Referral agencies

Luton Borough Council

Crisis Support: Freephone 0800 4561673 (9-5.30, Mon-Fri)

Citizens Advice

Telephone: 0844 245 1285 (9.30-12.30 Mon-Fri)

Or call in person before 3pm…

Luton Citizens Advice: Community House, 15 New Bedford Road, LU1 1SA

Farley Citizens Advice: Delphine Close Community Centre, LU1 5RE

High Town Citizens Advice: Concorde Street Community Centre, LU2 0JD

Lewsey Citizens Advice: Lewsey Community Centre, Landrace Road, LU4 0SW

Discover Islam

(10am-5pm Sat)

Discover Islam: 37c Upper George Street, LU1 2RD

Get directions

Salvation Army

Telephone: 01582 450038

Luton Salvation Army

Distribution Centres

Monday MARSH FARM
Futures House Community Halls, The Moakes, Marsh Farm, LU3 3QB

Telephone: 01582 548360

Time: Monday 11am-1pm

Tuesday TOWN CENTRE
Community House, 15 New Bedford Road, LU1 1SA

Telephone: 03442 451285

Time: 1pm-3pm

Wednesday FARLEY
Farley Community Centre, Delphine Close, LU1 5RE

Telephone: 01582 736812

Time: 10am-12 midday

Wednesday TOWN CENTRE
Community House, 15 New Bedford Road, LU1 1SA

Telephone: 03442 451285

Time: 1pm-3pm

Thursday TOWN CENTRE
Community House, 15 New Bedford Road, LU1 1SA

Telephone: 03442 451285

Time: 1pm-3pm

Friday LEWSEY
Lewsey Community Centre, Landrace Road, LU4 0SW

Telephone: 01582 696355

Time: 10am-12 midday

Friday HIGH TOWN
Hightown Community Sports & Arts Centre, York Street, LU2 0JD

Telephone: 01582 419548

Time: 2.30pm-4pm

Once you have a been given a food voucher by one of our referrers, bring it to a distribution centre within 7 days.

Get advice

Getting help in Luton
Citizens Advice, the Law Centre and Luton Rights have a team of highly trained advisers working together to offer practical support and assistance on a wide range of problems including:

  • Debt
  • Welfare benefits
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Relationship breakdown
  • Immigration

Free, confidential, impartial, independent expert advice and guidance is available under one roof, and open to everyone in the community.

Where:

  • Community House 15 New Bedford Road Luton LU1 1SA Open Monday to Friday

When:

  • 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday 9am-4pm

Call:

  • 0344 245 1285

Download information leaflet

Getting help online
Many websites offer help and support to people struggling to deal with debt and financial worry. Caution is needed because some services may turn out to be fee based. The sites listed below are Government approved and do not sell anything.

StepChange 
  • Offers a debt-resolution service
  • Users complete a form detailing all the income and expenditure
  • StepChange uses this information to recommend an action plan
  • StepChange can contact companies you owe money to and negotiate manageable repayments
  • The manageable repayments collected from you by StepChange, which disperses the money to all the companies concerned

www.stepchange.org

 

The Money Advice Service
  • Set up and funded by the Government using taxes on financial services
  • Online tools, including mortgage calculators and a budget planner
  • Letter templates
  • Guidebooks an a range of money topics
  • Interactive timeline to help predict the financial impact of having a baby
  • Live chat

www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk