Inspire FM give £9k to Luton Foodbank

A kind-hearted community radio station have raised money for Luton Foodbank to ensure children do not go hungry in the summer holidays.

Thursday, 13th July 2017, 11:29 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:21 am

Luton station, Inspire FM, of Dallow Learning Community Centre, raised a staggering £9568 over the recent Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The team had partnered with Luton Foodbank as part of the ‘Feed a Child’ campaign, aiming to tackle the growing problem of children from poor families returning to school after holidays malnourished as a result of a poor diet.

Station manager Mohammed Tariq said: “There are many disadvantaged families in our town, and we are proud that our campaign was met with a great response from our listeners.”

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger warned in a report earlier this year that too many children survive on crisps and energy drinks as a result of not being on school meals.