Muslim Aid’s final London food drive at Al Manaar
One of the UK’s leading Muslim charity organisations will be holding its final London food drive Al Manaar, the Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, today in North Kensington.
Following four successful drives, the first of which started last year in December at Croydon Mosque and Islamic Centre, this last one aims to hit the original target of raising 2-tonnes of food for the homeless and needy this winter.
The drop-off point for food is the main entrance of Al Manaar between 12-2pm with the following items “urgently needed”: long-life milk (UHT), cereals, cooking oil – 1L max, tinned fruit and vegetables, tinned fish, sugar/ sweetener, jam/ marmalade, salt, pepper, stock cubes (vegetarian), instant noodles and lentils, and baby milk (powder).
Muslim Aid also emphasised on the importance of all food contributed not being out of date with small- and packet-sized items being ideal for distribution.
“Come down and help us raise food for the homeless this winter,” Muslim Aid encouraged on its Facebook page.
Muslim Aid has confirmed that “a significant amount” of the final target has been collected with all food aid being distributed by charity group Crisis.
Unemployment, financial uncertainty and rising living costs have pushed many ordinary people to the poverty line, Muslim Aid has reported.
Having worked for over three decades to help save and improve the lives of millions in over 70 countries, the charity organisation said that over 2 million people are malnourished and missing meals to feed their children.
“It may be hard to believe but life has never been harder for some families in the UK,” Muslim Aid said, while adding: “In the UK, over 2 million people are malnourished & missing meals.”