Food bank

Project Background


The As-Suffa Food Bank project was initiated in 2016 to supplement our Homeless project. From our experience of feeding the homeless, we discovered that families were also visiting the Homeless provision, as they didn’t have enough food at home. This stirred us to provide emergency groceries to service users who although have accommodation are still experiencing hardship.

The project

The As-Suffa Food Bank ran twice a week from our site in Birmingham. However, due to COVID-19, parcels are now dropped off to our service users. All our food parcels are sufficient to feed an average size family for one week. To redeem vouchers, service users must visit the As-Suffa site and collect their food parcels, or be referred by a charity or Birmingham City Council.

Alternatively, we offer a drop-off service, which is particularly useful for individuals with childcare needs, mobility issues, or those who are unable to visit the food bank. Our parcels include non-perishable goods like pasta, UHT milk, canned soups, etc.


To date, we have served over 3,000 food parcels to the most needy individuals and families. We are also pleased to announce that we now work alongside several referral partners. These include the police service, schools and the local council.

Get involved

 All our projects are run by our dedicated volunteers and generous donors. They share our vision and have witnessed first-hand the impact the outreach project has had.

If you would like to join us on our Homeless Project, please complete the Volunteers – As-Suffa Form. If you have any suggestions or queries, please get in touch at


Increase in use of food banks since '08

Parcels served

Days groceries for average family

Pound donation feeds one family

Location details


Operational Days: Monday from 10am-12pm & Thursday from 2pm-4pm

Location: As-Suffa Institute, 156 High Street, Birmingham, B6 4UX

Food Bank Deliveries: Tuesdays after 7pm

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Lost for words. For those who are really passionate about studying the deen of Allah. There is no place like As-Suffa. Very hard to explain but one has to experience being around those ulama from as-suffa to understand where i am coming from. May Allah increase their knowledge and give them jannat firdaus for the great work of deen that they are doing.

Emedi Kapele

The main thought that comes to mind when you think about this institute is - Community Outreach. It is important to serve the community (this includes people from all cultures and ethnic backgrounds) A really good place, with honest and trustworthy people running it.

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