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Ramadan campaign launched to provide food parcels for people in poverty in Glasgow

 

The Sarwar Foundation has partnered with Glasgow Central Mosque

A campaign has been launched to provide food parcels for refugees, asylum seekers and people living in poverty in Glasgow during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The Sarwar Foundation, which is based in the city, has partnered with Glasgow Central Mosque for the initiative.

Ramadan is a month of self-discipline and sacrifice, but also a month of giving and helping people in poverty, with many Muslims increasing their charitable donations during the holy month.

The campaign is asking people to donate £10 for each food parcel.

The Sarwar Foundation, established by Britain’s first Muslim MP, Mohammad Sarwar, works to tackle poverty in Scotland and Pakistan.

Other foundation campaigns this Ramadan include a project to empower women in Pakistan, while the charity also aims to install solar-powered water pumps in remote communities in Pakistan so that it can build on the 2.2 million people who already receive clean drinking water everyday thanks to its initiatives.

Perveen Sarwar of the Sarwar Foundation said: “Ramadan is an opportunity for us to appreciate what we have and to think of those who are less fortunate. 

“During the holy month we fast and are hungry, but for too many people in our communities hunger is something they experience all year round.

“The number of foodbanks in Scotland has increased dramatically, and in Glasgow the Central Mosque is providing food parcels for refugees and those in need.

“This year, we have decided to work with the mosque to support those going hungry in our city, including asylum seekers and refugees.

“The food parcels will provide families with nourishing food supplies and the mosque is also providing prepared meals for those in need, which will ensure families will spend their Ramadan not having to worry about food for their Iftar.

“Muslims and non-Muslims who want to help can donate and help make a lasting impact this Ramadan.

“Your kindness and generosity can help feed hundreds of families and people across Glasgow, supporting the poorest in our communities.”

Donations can be made online at www.sarwarfoundation.org/donate or by phoning 0141 423 4242.


 

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