Bedfordshire Police organised a fundraising coffee morning to raise money for Luton Foodbank.
Officers from the force’s Criminal Justice Unit and Community Cohesion teams baked cakes at Luton Police station to raise money for the Foodbank’s United Against Food Poverty scheme.
Local policing chief inspector Jackie Holmes, said: “This event was organised by our community cohesion PCSOs, who wanted to get involved with the project so that we can help build important links with schemes like Luton Foodbank, and help reach out to the people it supports.
“The Foodbank is a fantastic resource for less fortunate individuals, and we are pleased to have raised some money at the sane time as learning about the vital work it does.
“Communities are at the heart of all we do as a police force and we are committed to working with them to better understand their needs.”
Luton Foodbank provides food parcels containing enough food for one person for up to three days, following a referral from agencies, including children’s centres and mental health charities.
The parcels are made up of donations from collection points across Luton.
Selma Khan, project co-ordinator at the Foodbank, said: “We were really happy that Bedfordshire Police took part in the coffee morning.
“It raises a lot of awareness about the Foodbank, both within the force and the community.
“We are run by the public, for the public and to have Bedfordshire Police involved is really beneficial for us as partner organisations.”
For more information about Luton Foodbank, visit: www.lutonfoodbank.org.uk