Food bank

Project Background

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 weeks worth of groceries to service users who have accommodation but are going through crisis.

The project

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.

Achievements

To date, we have served over 3,000 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.

Get involved

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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Increase in use of food banks since '08

Parcels served

Days groceries for average family

Pound donation feeds one family

Location details

Birmingham

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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Testimonials

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.