Muslim Groups are Putting Their Faith in Food Banks to Help the Poor

Ali Jawad, a 22-year-old business student and regular volunteer at a Muslim food bank in London, sees a constant stream of people picking up packaged goods to feed themselves over the next five days.

Food banks in the UK are overwhelmingly operated by church-affiliated groups, including the 421 outlets run by Christian charity, the Trussell Trust. Yet Sufra, meaning “come to the table” in Arabic, is one of a growing number of Muslim organizations also attempting to tackle food poverty.

read full story here:   http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/apr/02/muslim-groups-food-banks-tackle-poverty

A Sufra food bank volunteer in Kilburn, north London, hands over a bag of food to a woman and child. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian

A Sufra food bank volunteer in Kilburn, north London, hands over a bag of food to a woman and child. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian

Categories: Europe, UK

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