Muslim Groups are Putting Their Faith in Food Banks for Communities in Need


Ali Jawad, a 22-year-old business student and volunteer at a Muslim food bank in London, sees people picking up packaged goods to feed themselves for the next week.

Food banks in the UK are overwhelmingly manned by Christian church-affiliated groups. Yet the food bank called Sufra, meaning "come to the table" in Arabic, is one of a growing number of Muslim organizations also seeking to address food poverty. Sufra and parent charity Al-Mizan (which offers grants of up to £500 to individuals in crisis across UK) give support to anyone in need, regardless of religion or ethnic background.

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