Rochdale mosques helping the community with food packs

Date published: 01 April 2020

​Two Rochdale mosques have raised over £3,000 and distributed 100 food packages over the last week.

UKIM Madina Mosque, Newbold, and UKIM Neeli Masjid, Deeplish, have raised over £3,000 as part of an iCare fundraiser to distribute food packs to the elderly and isolated in these unprecedented times.​

​Amir Zia, Madina Mosque chairman, said: “We have been running a monthly food bank for the past three years. We have seen a surge in demand and had many people contact us for support. We have increased our foodbank dates and have been working hard to ensure we can get essential stock during these difficult times.​”

Nabeel Tariq, iCare foodbank organiser, said: “We are proud to be supporting the local community and the wider town. Our volunteers have been working extremely hard to ensure we are on hand to offer any support needed in the town we live in.​

“One hundred food packs have been distributed across Rochdale over the last week. We need to ensure we do all we can to help those in need.”

Several members of the local community have also signed up to be an NHS volunteer.​

One resident said: “It is incredibly inspiring to see the UKIM Mosques are supporting people in need and, that at a time like this, we can pull together as a nation and come out stronger on the other side.”

If you want to support the iCare fundraiser, you can donate here:

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