Euro Foods & Muslim Aid begins its distribution of 30,000 meals to combat Ramadan cost-of-living crisis.
On Tuesday 21st March Muslim Aid distributed 10,000 meals as it launched its flagship Feed The Fasting campaign in the UK to combat the cost-of-living crisis.
Muslim Aid, which is one of the oldest British Muslim charities, carried out a launch event for the distribution at East London Mosque in partnership with Euro Foods.
Local high-profile figures such as Dilowar Khan, the Director of East London Mosque, Lutfur Rahman the Mayor of Tower Hamlets and Shelim Hussain MBE, CEO of Euro Foods, attended the distribution.
“The distribution was a massive success and we are proud that Muslim Aid has extended our Feed The Fasting campaign by launching it at one of Europe’s largest Mosques, and we are looking to roll it out to the rest of the country as we find more partners to work with”, said Abul Kalam, Head of Fundraising and Marketing Campaigns at Muslim Aid.
“East London Mosque is delighted to partner up with Muslim Aid to deliver Ramadan food packs to struggling families who are having to deal with the cost of living crisis”, said Sufia Alam, Head of Programmes and Maryam centre, East London Mosque.
“You never know who needs a helping hand. This effort is Euro Foods Group giving back to the community as we wouldn’t be where we are without them”, says Shelim Hussain MBE, CEO of Euro Foods.
“Muslim Aid is based in London’s borough of Tower Hamlets, where 56 percent of children live in poverty, it felt natural for us to launch this campaign closest to home”, said Khalid Javid, Interim CEO of Muslim Aid.
Feed The Fasting takes place every Ramadan by Muslim Aid – the second oldest Muslim charity in the UK – which feeds people in poverty across the world to cover their meals throughout the holy Muslim month.