Written by on July 16, 2019

Luton Foodbank has issued a thank you to the Muslim community for their ongoing support in helping alleviate food poverty in our town.

Inspire FM’s Mohammed Tariq and Luton Town Football Club community ambassador Mostaque Koyes (both pictured) have been instrumental in helping raise thousands for the charity.

The pair were part of an irresistible team that took on the Foodbank Cook-Off challenge.

The pair didn’t quite cut the mustard, however, and narrowly missed out on the top prize at the event in May when the judges announced their decisions.

However, they received praise at the recent dinner that marked the end of the season-long partnership between the foodbank and the football club.

“Every time we call upon the community, we know that we will get a positive response,” said Liz Stringer, chairperson of the Luton Foodbank told Inspire FM.

“Tariq and Mostaque have worked tirelessly to support our work and we appreciate their efforts and cannot thank them enough. Their work inspires others.”

Luton Town Football Club’s community ambassador Mostaque has been a key part in the club’s fundraising initiatives as the club raised over £20,000 to help support the foodbank’s work.

Meanwhile, listeners of Inspire FM raised £10,000 for Luton Foodbank’s Winter Campaign last December.


Tariq and Mostaque represented the Inspire FM and Bartham Group teams as they went head-to-head in the kitchen against chefs from the football club and catering students from Central Beds College.

Each team were tasked with developing a three-course menu, using only ingredients that are commonly provided as part of a Foodbank food parcel.

If you would like to learn more about supporting the Luton Foodbank, please contact Salma Khan on or 01582 725 838.

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