Muslim Aid in collaboration with The East London Mosque based in London, England, has donated over 10,000 tonnes of food to the homeless.
Muslim Aid organized 'The Big Food Drive' which exceeded expectation ad was able to gather an alarmingly large amount of food to feed the homeless during the Christmas period.
The food was donated during Friday prayers at East London Mosque, the local university, schools and businesses also took part in the donation drive. the food was delivered to the homeless charity Crisis.
Jehangir Malik, CEO of Muslim Aid. said, “We are overwhelmed by people’s generosity today and very pleased that this will mean thousands of homeless people in London will be well-fed over the Christmas and the winter period, we hope and pray that people from all backgrounds and walks of life will come together to contribute to the Big Food Drive to serve the most vulnerable in our communities.”
Dilowar Khan, Executive Director of the East London Mosque said: “It was heart-warming to see so many people bringing food to the Mosque and a good sign of our common humanity. We need to build on this and make sure that we support those less fortunate all year round.”
There is no official national figure on how many homeless people there are in England. The closest findings are government statistics which show that the number of homeless people doubled from 2010 to 2015, to 3569 people sleeping rough on any one night in England.