What is a Food Bank?

  • Food banks are community organisations that can help if you can’t afford the food you need.
  • You’ll usually need to get a referral to a food bank before you can use it. This includes all food banks run by the Trussell Trust.
  • You can get a referral for yourself and any family members you live with - including your partner.
  • You might be able to use some food banks without a referral - for example, if it’s run by a church. Contact your local food bank to see if you need a referral

Luton Food Bank 

  • Anyone who finds that they're unable to cope with food costs can access Luton Foodbanks
  • You will need a voucher to claim food parcels. 
  • An advisor will refer you if you qualify for a voucher.
  • Contact by emailing advisors@lutonfoodbank.org.uk or calling 01582 725838 (Mon-Fri, 8.30am-4pm) 
  • Advisors can assess your situation and arrange food parcels where appropriate.
  • Advisors can also signpost you to other organisations for advice on debt, housing, etc.
  • You can also find this sort of information by clicking here. If you email or leave a message, they aim to try to get back to you within 3 to 5 days. 
  • If you have children under 5, contact your local Children’s Centre. 
  • You can find children's centres in Luton Council's Family Directory.
  • Your school's family worker may be able to help. 
  • Your children may even qualify for free school meals.


Other organisations linked to Luton Food Banks

  1. Community Soup Kitchen
  2. Discover Islam 
  3. Empowering Education 
  4. Luton Covid-19 Response Group
  5. Luton Town Football Club
  6. Changing Lives Forever

Food First Luton

  • Food First Luton is a local initiative to promote access to food and the support available in Luton. 
  • It aims to help those in need and provide a forum to share good practice and partnerships.
  • They share where you can find food suitable for you and your family.
  • Their food map has been developed by food first network and Time to Spare to help the residents of Luton find food and support.


FoodCycle Luton

  • FoodCycle Luton welcomes anyone to attend and enjoy a FREE hot meal. 
  • No Need to book just turn up on the day! 

Please Note: 

  • Every effort has been made to ensure that the above information is up to date and active at the time of promotion.  
  • To manage your expectations we would strongly urge you to make contact with these organisations before you visit to avoid any potential disappointment.

(NOTICE: at Beds SU we would encourage you to call ahead in the unlikely event there may be changes to this organisations schedules that is not yet updated on the website)

Beds SU Community Pantry