Mayor encourages food donations during Ramadan

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 The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Allah Ditta, is encouraging local residents to donate to the Worcester Foodbank and to local charities during Ramadan (23 April – 23 May 2020).

Members of the Worcester Mosque are making donations to the Worcester Foodbank and other local charities every Friday, throughout the month of Ramadan.

On Friday 1 May the Mayor and family members donated a food parcel to St. Paul's Hostel for the homeless, which is located opposite the Worcester Mosque on Tallow Hill.

"Ramadan is traditionally a month of giving.There are people in great need within our local community as a result of the pandemic, with many turning to a Foodbank for the first time in their lives.

"I would urge anyone who is able to do so, to contribute to the Worcester Foodbank this month."

  • Supported by The Trussell Trust, Foodbanks work across the UK to combat poverty and hunger.COVID-19 has increased the number of people needing support from Worcester's Food Bank – whilst the quantity of cash and food point donations has decreased.

The Worcester Foodbank is particularly short of UHT milk, orange juice, Smash potatoes, tinned potatoes, cereal and cream crackers at this point in time.The Worcester Foodbank also welcomes financial donations and supermarket voucher cards.

A list of donation points at local supermarkets is available at https://worcester.foodbank.org.uk/ - you can also make an online donation at the site.

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