Generous members, volunteers and staff at Luton Irish Forum (LIF) got involved in Luton Foodbank’s annual Christmas Appeal by collecting hundreds of food items.

LIF Foodbank Appeal Coordinator at LIF Shahanza Arif (pictured left) said: “The Foodbank’s most needed items were UHT milk, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit, soup and biscuits so we asked members to focus on those foods. These donations will make a tremendous difference – more Lutonians in need will receive basic food staples this Christmas.”

Vittoria Kwache, Appeal Coordinator (pictured right) at LIF added: “It was great to see the valuable and excellent service Luton Foodbank provides. Thank you to everyone that donated to help local people in need.”

Luton Irish Forum provides welfare advice as well as social and cultural activities, not just to Irish people but to anyone living or working in Luton. For further information, go to


Luton Foodbank’s aim is to eradicate food poverty in Luton and to support people so that they can take steps to overcome the problems that brought them to Luton Foodbank. There are many drop-off locations and supermarket collections as the need of food in Luton is quite high and a lot of vulnerable people especially homeless people are in great need of nutritious food. For further information on the services of Luton Foodbank, please visit