Around the final weekend of Ramadan, 1500 food packs were distributed to vulnerable families across the country by Islamic Relief UK and LFC in Liverpool, Masjid al-Falaah in Birmingham, and Newham Community Project in London.
The first of these distributions took place on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 May as Islamic Relief UK worked closely with Masjid Al- Falaah mosque in Birmingham and provided 500 food essentials and sanitary products to homeless shelters, the central foodbank, Bethany Foodbank, households in need, and two women’s refuges.
On Saturday 8 May, the charity partnered with Newham Community Project food bank and provided 500 food packs to international students and their families who have been struggling financially during Covid-19.
The final distribution took place on Monday 10 May as Islamic Relief UK joined up with LFC Foundation and the Liverpool Mosque Regions Network (LRM) to distribute 500 essential food packs to vulnerable people including the homeless, asylum seekers, refugees and women who have suffered domestic abuse.
Items such such as halal chicken, tinned tomatoes, chickpeas, lentils, tea bags, biscuits and sanitary products were included in the packs.
Many people across the UK have been struggling financially due to the pandemic, after losing their jobs and families have been driven deeper into poverty.
The food packs will help people during a difficult time and also provide some of the Muslim families a more comfortable Eid-Al-Fitr (festival marking end of Ramadan, 13 May).