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SeeRound Online May 2018

Fairtrade Sugar supplied to Luton Foodbank

A campaign run in partnership between the Fairtrade Luton Steering Group and Luton Council of Faiths (LCoF) has successfully raised £1000 in order to purchase Fairtrade sugar for the Luton Foodbank, which supports many of the neediest families in Luton. Launched during Fairtrade Fortnight 2018, the project was supported by a number of Luton’s faith communities, who kindly raised funds to buy sugar, one of the most in-demand food items for the thousands of food parcels the foodbank supplies each year.

A special presentation of the sugar took place at the Luton Foodbank after Easter, with representatives from some of the faith communities that fundraised also in attendance. David Jonathan, Director of Grassroots, said: “We offer our sincere thanks to everyone who has kindly donated towards this campaign, and all others who continue to support the work that the Luton Foodbank does in other ways” said Thakor Morarji, a board member at the Luton Foodbank, adding “Buying Fairtrade sugar does not only help farmers and producers around the world but is also helping our own community, right here, in our town”.

Maqsood Anwar from the Madina Mosque in Bury Park, which greatly supported the campaign added “it was a huge privilege to be able to support this important project and the amazing work that the Luton Foodbank does in helping to feed those that are most in need in Luton”. For more information about the work of the Luton Foodbank, how you can donate food or if you feel you are also in need of assistance, please visit www.lutonfoodbank.org.uk for more details.

Since 2004, the Fairtrade Luton Steering Group has consisted of a group of volunteers from across Luton’s diverse communities who campaign for ethical and fair trade. This work has been won them many plaudits, including the Most Outstanding Achievement award from the Fairtrade Foundation, and led to Luton being officially named a Fairtrade Town in 2011.

For more details, please contact GRASSROOTS at jgrassroots@btconnect.com or Tel: 01582 416946.

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