Co-op serves up “trolley-loads” of support for Luton Foodbank

05 April 2017

Co-op food stores in Luton have launched a bid to serve-up trolley-loads of support for Luton Foodbank as the charity experiences record levels of demand and referrals.

Nine of the community retailer’s food stores in the area are supporting the appeal and taking donations for the Foodbank which is need of: tinned rice pudding; custard; tinned vegetables, fruit and soup; sugar; jam; cereal and toiletries.

The Co-op is also kick-starting the appeal with a £200 basket of groceries.

Salma Khan, Project Co-ordinator at Luton Foodbank, said:

“We are delighted with the support from the Co-op. We are facing ever increasing levels of demand, in fact, almost every month last year saw an increase compared to the previous year. Working with a community retailer like the Co-op helps to build awareness and extend our reach - giving more people an opportunity to consider making donations. It is only with the help of the community that we’re able to continue our work. We would love for there not to be a need for the foodbank, but whilst there are people facing crisis in and around Luton, we will continue to offer emergency support.”

Gemma Edmonds, Area Manager for the Co-op, said:

“As a community retailer we are pleased to support the foodbank and its work to make a difference to the lives of people locally who are in difficulty. We now have nine stores in the area supporting the foodbank, and we would like to say thank you to our members and customers whose generous donations will make a huge difference to people in need in our community.”

Donations can be made at Co-op food stores in: Biscot Road; Manor Road, Caddington; 259 Birdsfoot Lane; Marsh Road, Leagrave; Dominics Square, Lewsey Farm; Hitchin Road, Stopsley; Market Square, Whipperley and, Wigmore Lane.

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