Get food

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

  • Benefits stopped or changed?
  • Made redundant?
  • Suffering from an illness?
  • Recently bereaved?

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 children, their school’s family worker may be able to help. Your children may even qualify for free school meals.

 

Referral agencies

Luton Borough Council

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

Citizens Advice

Telephone: 0844 245 1285 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-3.30pm)

Or visit in person before 3pm.

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

 

 

Salvation Army

Telephone: 01582 450038

Luton Salvation Army

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

 

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: Tuesday, 1pm-3pm

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

Telephone: 01582 736812

Time: Wednesday, 10am-12 midday

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

Telephone: 03442 451285

Time: Wednesday, 1pm-3pm

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

(Pedestrian entrance: Taylor Street. Accessible & vehicle entrance: York Street.)

Telephone: 01582 419548

Time: Thursday, 2pm-4pm

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

Telephone: 01582 696355

Time: Friday, 10am-12 midday

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

(Pedestrian entrance: Taylor Street. Accessible & vehicle entrance: York Street.)

Telephone: 01582 419548

Time: Friday, 2.30pm-4pm

 

The distribution experience

You can expect a  supportive atmosphere, and a warm welcome from our volunteers.
They will check the voucher you got when you were referred, then issue you with the correct number and type of food parcels.
You will be invited to select some things from our Bonus Table, which has items not included in standard food parcels.

Your visit is treated as confidential, and food bags do not have any foodbank markings etc.

 

 

 

 

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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

Confidential and impartial advice is available everyone, free.

Where:

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

When:

  • Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm

Call:

  • 0344 245 1285

Download information leaflet

Getting help online
Many websites offer help and support to people struggling 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 their income and expenditure
  • StepChange uses this information to recommend an action plan
  • StepChange can contact companies you owe money to and negotiate manageable repayments
  • Manageable repayments are 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

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