Imam Jahangir AhmedAl-Jalal Mosque
"The Foodbank is an essential service being provided to local residents in their time of need. We have been supporting the Foodbank for a number of years. I’m very proud of the team and all the volunteers involved in the Foodbank. "We will continue to support them and would encourage the Luton community to support them throughout the year."
Revd. David KestertonAll Saints with St Peter's
"This a cause that unites Christians, Muslims and those of all faiths and none.We look forward to continuing to support you as long as you are needed in our town."
Sue JonesCitizens Advice Luton
"I have now attended two outreach sessions and completed surveys with service users and would like to say how positive comments have been about Foodbank volunteers…Clients have expressed how comfortable and welcome they have been made to feel."
Luton's Most Strongest
"We strongly believe in supporting our Local Community so what better way than supporting Luton Foodbank who have done an excellent job in trying to eradicate food poverty in Luton due to recent cuts to welfare."
Tahir KhanLuton Mayor 2016-2017
"Luton Foodbank is doing fantastic work in the community, trying to keep people from going hungry, and we all need to support this good cause."
Amelia WhitehouseHead Teacher, Whipperley Infant Academy
"It is very heartening to witness community spirit in action."
Imam Shahed AhmedMadinah Masjid UKIM
Thank you to all the volunteers and the foodbank team who help us address our collective responsibility to the needy.
"I love the energy of Luton Foodbank and would like to get involved. I have been on TV cooking a couple of times and would love to organise events in the community. I look forward to working together."
"This is an amazing opportunity for us to show charity to our local neighbours."
"We were just coming up to our GCSEs when a friend of mine started acting a bit weird. He stayed in the library all lunch time and said he wasn’t hungry. He had always been best in our class at maths but he started to do really badly in tests and once he even fell asleep in class. I thought he was going to end up being expelled or something but next thing I knew he was beating me in maths and eating lunch with the rest of us again. He told me later that there had been problems at home but that things were ok after a couple of visits to the foodbank. He made me promise not to tell anyone, like he was ashamed or something. I don’t really get that. I mean, whatever the problems were, they weren’t his fault. He didn’t deserve to go hungry. I support the foodbank because there’s only one difference between my friend and me: Bad luck."
Farley Big Local
Farley Big Local is funding an Information & Signposting Advisor post for two years. This is to support residents in Farley Hill with getting food parcels, and getting guidance on issues such as debt and benefits.