If you can't afford food, you can arrange an assessment to find out whether you qualify for a food voucher.
Click to see some of the reasons people need our help
  • Waiting for benefit to start
  • Changed benefits
  • Benefits sanctioned
  • Stopped benefits
  • Unemployment
  • Debt
  • Sickness
  • Lack of free school meals during holidays
  • Asylum / Immigration
  • Street homelessness
  • Sofa surfing
  • Family crisis
  • Crisis Support refused
  • Covid-related emergency (e.g., loss of working hours)

 

How to get food

Contact us by emailing info@lutonfoodbank.org.uk or calling 01582 725838 (Mon-Fri, 8.30am-4pm) Our advisors can assess your situation, and arrange food parcels where appropriate. They can also signpost you to other organisations for advice on debt, housing, etc, but you can also find this sort of information by clicking here. If you email or leave a message, we'll try to get back to you within 3 to 5 days. If we can't get through at the first attempt, we'll try again later. 

If you prefer not to contact us directly, you can choose one of the referral methods below. If you'd rather not use Luton Foodbank at all, you can see a list of alternative providers by clicking here.

If you have children under 5...
If you have children under 5, contact your local Children’s Centre. You can find children's centres in Luton Council's Family Directory.
If you have school-aged children...
Your school's family worker may be able to help. Your children may even qualify for free school meals. Visit Luton Council's website for information on how to apply, even for school holidays.
Otherwise...
Please contact only one of the following...

Luton Borough Council crisis support: Freephone 0800 4561673 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5.30pm)

Citizens Advice helpline: Freephone 0808 278 7847 (See Citizens Advice website for times.) Citizens Advice also offers online chat, but it's a national service so may not be the best choice for you.

 
Distribution Centres

If you qualify for food parcels, your referrer will ask you to select the most convenient location to collect your food. Your visit is treated as confidential, and food bags do not have any foodbank markings etc. It's important that you try to attend the distribution session you chose, to help us ensure we have the correct amount at each session. 

Mondays: MARSH FARM

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

Telephone Luton Foodbank: 01582 725838

Time: Monday, 11am-1pm. Cut-off time for same-day referral: 10.00am.

Cut-off time for same-day referral to Marsh Farm is 10am. We cannot guarantee to honour referrals taking place after 10am on the same day, because the voucher will not have been processed before the van leaves our warehouse.

Tuesdays: TOWN CENTRE

Salvation Army, 1 Vicarage St, LU1 3HZ

Telephone: 01582 450038

Time: Tuesday, 10.30am-12.30pm. Cut-off time for same-day referral: 9.30am.

Cut-off time for same-day referral to Salvation Army is 9.30am. We cannot guarantee to honour referrals taking place after 09.30am on the same day, because the voucher will not have been processed before the van leaves our warehouse.

Tuesdays: DALLOW
Dallow Learning Community Centre, 234 Dallow Rd, LU1 1TB

Telephone Luton Foodbank: 01582 725838

Time: Tuesday, 1.00pm-3.00pm. Cut-off time for same-day referral: 12.00 midday.

Cut-off time for same-day referral to Dallow is midday. We cannot guarantee to honour referrals taking place after midday on the same day, because the voucher will not have been processed before the van leaves our warehouse.

Wednesdays: STOPSLEY

Stopsley Baptist Church, St Thomas’ Road, LU2 7XP

Telephone Luton Foodbank: 01582 725838

Time: Wednesday, 1pm-3pm. Cut-off time for same-day referral: midday.

Cut-off time for same-day referral to Stopsley on Wednesday is midday. We cannot guarantee to honour referrals taking place after midday on the same day, because the voucher will not have been processed before the van leaves our warehouse.

Thursdays: TOWN CENTRE
Luton Central Library, St George's Square, LU1 2NG

Telephone Luton Foodbank: 01582 725838

Time: Thursday, midday-2pm. Cut-off time for same-day referral: 11am.

Cut-off time for same-day referral to Luton Central Library on Wednesday is 11am. We cannot guarantee to honour referrals taking place after 11am on the same day, because the voucher will not have been processed before the van leaves our warehouse.

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

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

Telephone Luton Foodbank: 01582 725838

Time: Friday, 1pm-3pm. Cut-off time for same-day referral: 12.00 midday.

Cut-off time for same-day referral to High Town on Thursday is 12 midday. We cannot guarantee to honour referrals taking place after 12 noon on the same day, because the voucher will not have been processed before the van leaves our warehouse.

Saturdays: TOWN CENTRE
Discover Islam, 37c Upper George St, LU1 2RD

Telephone: 01582 452356

Time: Saturday, 10am-midday

Cut-off time for referral to Discover Islam on Saturday is 3pm on the previous day. We cannot guarantee to honour referrals taking place after 3pm on the previous day, because the voucher will not have been processed before the van leaves our warehouse.