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Muslim Hands partners with FareShare to provide 240,000 meals for vulnerable people

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21 April 2020

UK charity Muslim Hands and FareShare (the UK’s largest food redistribution charity) have partnered to provide enough food to create 240,000 meals during the coronavirus pandemic. The food will reach those who are most vulnerable and ensure that people in disadvantaged communities in the north, midlands and south do not go hungry.

“In such unprecedented times where the pandemic has overwhelmed the normal functioning of many lives, the need for organisations such as FareShare have become imperative.”

Muslim Hands Chairman, Syed Lakhte Hassanain

Prior to the pandemic, 1 in 5 people in the UK struggled to put food on the table. The lockdown has resulted in many families facing financial hardship, putting them at increased risk of hunger.

Muslim Hands donation will be split between FareShare UK, FareShare Yorkshire and FareShare Midlands to support this vital lifeline over a two month period, with the aim of reaching as many people as possible, including children, homeless people, and older people via an 11,000 strong network of local charities and community groups.

Muslim Hands Chairman, Syed Lakhte Hassanain, said: "In such unprecedented times where the pandemic has overwhelmed the normal functioning of many lives, the need for organisations such as FareShare have become imperative. Muslim Hands aims to support and propel such work so it reaches those who have been adversely affected and for now aims to provide 240,000 meals over two months. We endeavour to continue such work with Farshare and, even in such tough times, stay united for the needy."

FareShare CEO Lindsay Boswell, said: "By working closely with other voluntary sector organisations we can get more vital food supplies out to more frontline charities. This partnership with Muslim Hands will help us to scale up our emergency response so we can get food safely onto the doorsteps of those are at risk of going hungry during this crisis."