Words by Smiley Team
Budget supermarket retailer has announced it is donating £100,000 to FareShare to support charities and faith groups during Ramadan. Asda has donated over £10 million in five years to help FareShare support over 10,500 charities across the country.
The donation will support food contributions made by Asda, with the equivalent of 6.6 million meals donated by its stores depots and home office in 2021.
One of the charities who receive food from FareShare is PL84U Al-Suffa, a charity in Waltham Forest, which provides support for their local community; bringing together diverse communities facing hardship, to help tackle poverty, cultural deprivation and isolation.
Saira Begum Mir BEM, BCAc founder of the charity, said: “We serve a diverse community and get to know people as they sign in before they shop. All items are free and they have access to ambient and fresh produce as well as bakery items, dairy, meat and treats”.
“Food is used to celebrate. During Ramadan we source different foods such as dates and milkshakes at the beginning of the fast and have food for celebration once Eid arrives. We also deliver food parcels to those who are vulnerable and isolating.”
Kloe Tegg, Asda’s Better Starts Manager, said: “We know it is a particularly worrying time for those struggling at the moment. We work with FareShare to help those vulnerable families and provide food to those who need it most.
“Food is a great way to bring communities together, in particular during religious festivals such as Ramadan and I hope our work will help local charities provide support and food to those who are struggling.”
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