Kids’ donation for the hungry

Denbigh High School students with donations to Luton Foodbank
Denbigh High School students with donations to Luton Foodbank

Denbigh High School students have collected 2,000 items Luton Foodbank in just one week, after pledging to support the foodbank.

Luton Foodbank was launched in 2013 to provide emergency food supplies for people in crisis in the borough, after research found that nearly 10 per cent of Luton’s population do not have the ability to feed themselves adequately.

Project co-ordinator at Luton Foodbank, Salma Khan, said: “The response from the pupils and staff at Denbigh has been overwhelming.

“The school not only supported the foodbank with collecting hundreds of items but they had a week-long school competition, which gave the most-needed items higher points, so the collection actually fills a huge gap in our stock levels.

“We rely solely on donations from the local community and the support from the school will go a long way.”

Denbigh High teacher Asma Baig, said: “This was a whole school initiative and we are pleased that our donations will go a long way in supporting the foodbank and those struggling in Luton.”