Display a poster

You can be a huge help by printing our posters and flyers, and displaying them at your school or pace of work. Click an item name to download PDF. 

Making your own posters? Click get logos here.

ITEM FORMAT  
Food list and drop-off locations A4 PDF  Download 382KB
Cage wrap (front)
“Are we having dinner?”
113cmx85cm PDF Download 6MB
Cage Wrap (side)
“Will you tell him no?”

75cmx85cm PDF

 Download 3.4MB
“Your foodbank needs you”

A4 PDF

 Download 1.3MB

Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in helping tackle hunger in Luton. We always need more volunteers, so it doesn’t matter whether you can spare a couple of days a week or just a couple of hours. If you have any questions, or want to attend an induction session, please get in touch today.

Vacancies

Warehouse

Mon 10am-midday 1pm-4pm High Town
Tue 1pm-4pm High Town
Wed 1pm-4pm High Town
Thu 10am-midday High Town
Fri 10am-midday 1pm-4pm High Town

  Driving

   We are looking for a relief driver to cover for absence during the week; approx 3-4 hrs each session


Distribution Points

Mon 11am-1pm Marsh Farm
Tue 1pm-3pm Town centre
Wed 10am-midday Town centre
Thu 1pm-3pm Town centre
Fri 10am-midday / 2pm-4pm High Town

We are looking for relief distribution volunteers who would be able to cover for holidays and sickness.

 


Supermarket collections

One Sat/Sun a month 11am-1pm 1pm-3pm Co-op, Sainsbury's, Tesco

The following areas can be discussed and arranged. (am / pm / eve)

  • Fundraising
  • PR, marketing, and events
  • Website and social media
Code of practice

Introduction

Luton Foodbank is based on best practice in volunteering. This Code of Practice aims to contribute towards a constructive and pleasant atmosphere in which to volunteer. It outlines what is expected of anyone acting as a volunteer and what they can expect in return. Volunteers are asked to sign this agreement, return to Luton Foodbank staff and retain one copy for themselves. This Code of Practice establishes a set of standards designed to help all understand the requirements of the voluntary activity, event organisers and the volunteers. As a general principle, volunteers should be clear about what they are doing and when, and this should be agreed in advance. However, where possible and reasonable, volunteers should also be flexible, support staff, volunteers and event and activity organisers where they can. The Code of Practice does not indicate a contractual relationship between volunteers and Luton Foodbank. The following standards will apply at all times.

 

Luton Foodbank Volunteers Can Expect:

● Clarity with regard to volunteering activities including attendance time, locations, breaks and travel and subsidence arrangements ● Appropriate training for their volunteer role ● Appropriate supervision with a named contact person at each event or activity. ● Volunteering in healthy and safe environment ● Equality of opportunity ● Day-to-day volunteering will not be eligible for reimbursement of expenses, reimbursement of agreed (with the Chair, Treasurer or Coordinator) extra-ordinary expenses will be allowed.

Opportunities to

● Get involved with the local community ● Put your existing skills to good use, develop new skills ● Improve employment prospects ● Meet new people and feel part of a team

Whilst representing Luton Foodbank

You must:

● Behave accordingly to the Luton Foodbank Volunteers Code of Practice and abide by all relevant policies and procedures at all times when volunteering for Luton Foodbank. ● Undertake volunteering activities as agreed with the core volunteer, event or activity organiser ● Attend appropriate training as agreed ● Wear clothing suitable for your role and appropriate uniform if provided ● Take responsibility for your own health and safety, reporting any concerns to the identified supervisor. ● Contact the identified supervisor should any problems in observing this code of practice arise

A volunteer must:

● Understand, respect and work at all times without prejudice to race, age, ethnic origins, disability, gender, physical and mental health, religion, sexuality or cultural background. ● Understand that all forms of discrimination, including bullying and harassment are unacceptable and contravene the Luton Foodbank Diversity and Equality Policy. ● Perform his/her duties with honesty, integrity, impartiality, objectivity and a positive attitude

You Must Not:

● Take or be under the influence of drugs and drink ● Smoke, except during agreed break times ● Take any risks with your personal safety, or the safety of others ● Engage or intervene in any public order offences or criminal activities ● Use offensive language, or make inappropriate jokes or remarks

Download Code of practice

Learn more

 

View orientation slideshow on Google

 

Still interested?

We frequently run volunteer information and induction sessions. See calendar

Please contact volunteering@lutonfoodbank.org.uk or complete the form here.

 

 

 


 
 
 

 

Host a food drive

If you would like to organise a food collection at your school, church, or place of work, please contact us for advice and promotional materials.

You can also download graphic elements for making your own posters from here.

The food you collect can be dropped off at our warehouse.

Business sponsorship

Looking for a way to market your business while also supporting your community? We now have a range of attractive Sponsorship Packages, which offer benefits to both our clients and your business.

Our Sponsorship Package Leaflet gives details of the levels of support your company can provide. Benefits include prominent placement on our home page, and your company’s logo on our digital newsletter. Please download the leaflet here and choose the level of sponsorship your business would like to offer.  Help us to ensure that no one goes hungry in our town.

Thank you for your time and consideration. Without support from local businesses, Luton Foodbank would simply not be able to keep meeting the needs of Luton’s most vulnerable people. We hope you will be willing to support us in our endeavour.

If you’d like more details, please use the form below. We hope to hear from you soon.

Would you like to help alleviate food poverty in the local community?

Can your business sponsor £1 a day?

You could help feed 10 families a year by donating as little as £365!

In 2016, Luton Foodbank gave out 7,565 food parcels—an increase of 25% on 2015.  Benefits-related issues and short term crises contribute to the financial strain individuals and families using the Foodbank are under.  There is no end in sight to this trend, and we have a long way to go to meet our aim of ensuring no one goes hungry in our town.

 

Find out how to sponsor us

info@lutonfoodbank.org.uk

Become a member

If you’d like to take an active interest in the operation and development of the Luton Foodbank, why not become a member?

Just read through our objects, complete the membership form, and return it to the address listed.

Become a referrer

Luton Foodbank currently works alongside 88 different referrers, so why not join us to ensure that no one goes hungry in our town.

Our main referrers are through education but we would like to meet the needs of all people who need our service. If you are working with people who fit our criteria, please contact us.

We work in partnership with different agencies in order to help as many clients as possible. We give out on average over 100 parcels a week and work with partners to help resolve crisis situations.

To find out more about how to become a referrer, contact us.

 

For schools

Host an Awareness Assembly.  Our team is more than happy to present assemblies and deliver presentations about the Foodbank. Schools are invaluable to the Foodbank’s work, so we would be delighted if you would be able to commit to something as basic as 2 days across a 12 month period.

Tip: End-of-year events and collections alleviate the ‘school-holiday slump’ in donations.

Hold a Fundraising Event.  Whether a bake sale, sponsored silence or talent show, every penny you raise will make a difference to those struggling to feed themselves.

Send collected money online at lutonfoodbank.org.uk/donate.

Become a Referring Agency.  We would love to have your school up and running as a referral agency. This means if you came across a family in crisis, who would benefit from our support, you could issue a Foodbank voucher. They could then take it to a distribution centres to exchange for food parcels.

Hold a Food Drive.  Set a date for your collection, and encourage the children to donate non-perishable food items. Non-uniform days have proved highly successful; instead of contributing money on non-uniform day, children bring in food items for Luton Foodbank.

Contact us for advice and for details on where to drop collected items.

 

Downloads. 

Food Item wordsearch (141KB) PDF Download

10-minute Foodbank quiz (653KB)  PDF Download 

Cut-out & Colour-in Money Box PDF Download

Food parcel colouring sheet (93KB) JPG download

Foodbank presentation (13MB) Standalone Powerpoint Download

Display (and make) posters for your events

 

Helping. 

If you’d like to run a food drive or fundraising event, please contact us for advice and a fundraising pack .

If you want to create you own posters, you may find our media download page useful.