Ramadan Food Drive has donated 2.5 tonnes of food to Christian food bank charity The Trussell Trust.
This is the third year the initiative has been organised by Muslim charity The10thDay.
They worked with Muslim communities across Greater Manchester and delivered the food to the Trussell Trust food bank in the Catholic Chaplaincy at Manchester University on Oxford Road last week.
The 2.5 tonne collection is double the amount delivered last year and highlights ongoing inter-faith generosity across the north west.
“We were delighted to make this incredible donation to a very worthy charity,” said Faiz Hamdani from The10thDay.
“To know that we are able to positively impact the lives of so many people across the region is very rewarding. We hope to continue our support for The Trussell Trust for as long as food banks are such a necessity. If not brothers and sisters in religion, we are all equals in humanity.
“Our charity works to build bridges. Humanitarian support brings together people of many ages, backgrounds and faiths. During Ramadan it is very important to the community that we reach out and help each other.”
The Trussell Trust food bank in Manchester is part of a 400-strong network up and down the country which relies on the support of its volunteers.
There has been a record increase in the use of food banks in 2017-2018. The number of three-day emergency food supplies made by Trussell Trust food banks in the north west was a massive 192,182 – one of the highest in the country.
“This was an incredible donation,” said Amy Archie from the Trussell Trust. “We can make a real impact with this. We rely heavily on donations to help to feed our clients, so support like this makes our job so much easier.
“The10thDay is a fantastic organisation and we are hugely grateful for the work they do, which is helping to bring our community together, regardless of faith or background.”
The Trussell Trust depends on the efforts of its volunteer workforce. To find out more click below.