Luton Foodbank exists to assist those who cannot afford food. Regrettably we simply do not have the staff, vehicles, or food to offer deliveries to people who are self isolating but not in immediate financial hardship.

If you are self isolating but not in financial hardship, please visit our Signposting Hub to find other organisation who may be able to assist.

 

 

Are you unable to afford food because of problems with the following?

  • 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

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. During the current Cornavirus crisis, children eligible for free school meals will benefit from a national voucher scheme allowing them to continue to access meals whilst they stay at home. Your children's school should contact you about this if you are eligible.

 

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)

Online chat

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

Your referrer will tell you about our distribution times and locations. Your visit is treated as confidential, and food bags do not have any foodbank markings etc.

 

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

Telephone: 01582 548360

Time: Monday, 11am-1pm

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.

Tuesday DALLOW
Dallow Learning Community Centre, 234 Dallow Rd, LU1 1TB

Telephone: 01582 410333

Time: Tuesday, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Cut-off time for same-day referral to Dallow is 12.30pm. We cannot guarantee to honour referrals taking place after 12.30pm on the same day, because the voucher will not have been processed before the van leaves our warehouse.

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

Telephone: 01582 736812

Time: Wednesday, 10am-12 midday

Cut-off time for same-day referral to Farley is 9am. We cannot guarantee to honour referrals taking place after 9am on the same day, because the voucher will not have been processed before the van leaves our warehouse.

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

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

Telephone: 01582 419548

Time: Wednesday, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Cut-off time for same-day referral to High Town on Wednesday is 12.30pm. We cannot guarantee to honour referrals taking place after 12.30pm on the same day, because the voucher will not have been processed before the van leaves our warehouse

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

Cut-off time for same-day referral to High Town on Thursday is 1pm. We cannot guarantee to honour referrals taking place after 1pm on the same day, because the voucher will not have been processed before the van leaves our warehouse

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, 2pm-4pm

Cut-off time for same-day referral to High Town on Thursday is 1pm. We cannot guarantee to honour referrals taking place after 1pm on the same day, because the voucher will not have been processed before the van leaves our warehouse.

Important changes due to Coronavirus COVID-19

 YOU MUST NOT try to collect food yourself if you are supposed to be self isolating.
  • Please arrange to have a friend or relative collect for you (with
    a permission letter from you).
  • If this is impossible, please ask your referrer about alternative
    arrangements.

YOU MUST strictly observe hygiene and social-distancing rules.
  • Only ONE person per voucher may attend distribution. (Bring suitcase/trolley if no transport)
  • Do NOT touch our staff or approach within 2 metres (about the
    length of a bed). You should not touch or approach anybody.
  • Catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue or with your inner elbow
     – NOT your hands.
  • Wash your hands often and well with soap and hot water

Food parcels will be given out from our van instead of indoors.
  •The van will be parked at the usual distribution buildings.
  •Please be patient while waiting for your turn to be served.

 

Our volunteers are there to help you and many others
Please do not put them at unnecessary risk