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

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

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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 the story in the Guardian)

Photo credit: Jim Boud via flickr, CC license

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