The As-Suffa Food Bank project was initiated in 2016 and is an extension of our Homeless project. From our own experiences of feeding the homeless we found that families were visiting the Homeless provision, as they didn’t have enough food to feed their families and loved ones. The main objective of the project is to provide emergency 3-day groceries to service users who have accommodation but are going through crisis.
The As-Suffa Food Bank runs every week from our site in Birmingham. All our food parcels contain enough content to suffice an average size family for a week. In order to redeem their vouchers, people visit the As-Suffa site and collect their food parcel or we drop it off to them as part of the drop off service. The drop off service is particularly useful for individuals with childcare needs or mobility issues who are unable to visit the food bank.
In 2018 we served over 350 food parcels to individuals and families who were in need. Alhamdulillah, we now work with several referral partners, such as the police service and the local council who give our Food Bank vouchers to people in need.
All our projects are run by our dedicated volunteers and generous donors, who share our vision and see the impact the outreach has.
If you would like to join us, whether as part of an existing project or you have an idea for a new project, please get in touch.
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