What are the Luton Food Family Awards?

Groundwork East is the chair of the Luton Food Poverty Alliance (LFPA) and is running the awards to help collect donations for those in need and raise awareness of food poverty across the town.

All donations will go to those who need it most, but your children can have fun at the same time!
This project has been made possible thanks to funding from the National Lottery Communities Fund.
The LFPA is a group of individuals and organisations from across Luton, working together to help residents secure a healthy and sustainable diet. Members of the group aim to provide services, opportunities and guidance for those who would like to work towards a more secure and healthier diet for themselves and their families.

We have a range of challenges for families to get involved in. This is a lovely chance to learn some new skills and spend some quality time together whilst helping feed families at risk of food poverty in Luton.


How does it work?

Download your award chart to start collecting your badges. For every challenge you complete, you will receive a badge and a certificate as well as helping families in need across Luton.

We have a range of challenges for families to get involved in.  This is a lovely opportunity to learn some new skills and spend some quality time together whilst helping feed families at risk of food poverty in Luton.

Every time you complete a challenge you receive a badge for your chart, there are 18 badges in total (11 available to collect now and 7 available from spring 2021), so download your chart to start collecting them all.  On top of this, for every challenge you complete you will also receive a certificate, as well as helping families in need across Luton. Don’t forget to share your donations on our social media accounts @lutonfood so we can share your successes!

If you collect ALL 18 badges on your chart then you will be invited to a family fun day at one of our hubs!


What challenges are there?
  • Bingo challenge – download a bingo card and donate all of the items on the card to people in need.
  • Green Fingers challenge– awarded to budding gardeners and growers.
  • Top Chef challenge – as you cook with your home grown produce or foraged items, so work your way through these awards.
  • Top Forager challenge – as you complete your training and begin collecting items to donate, you’ll make your way through the different awards. Launching in Spring 2021.

Each of the awards will be launched throughout the year on our Luton Community Food Hub Facebook page, but we’re giving you all the details here now and on our website so you can get stuck in!

What needs to be done to complete each challenge?