27.04.2021 / For immediate release
Birmingham Food Parcel Packing Session Sees Food Distributed Across the Country
Human Appeal volunteers in Birmingham packed hundreds of food parcels for families in need over the weekend.
Following the successful launch of their Ramadan UK food parcels project two weeks ago, humanitarian charity Human Appeal kept up the momentum by organising a mass food packing session in Birmingham on Saturday 24th April.
Volunteers spent half a day at the Mosque of Brayatee in Hockley, packing around 300 food parcels, each of which will see a hungry family in the UK through this Ramadan.
Last year, Human Appeal handed out over 4,500 food parcels to vulnerable people across the UK, and expects to hand out even more this year.
Each food parcel is designed to last someone as long as possible, and contains long-lasting items such as pasta, flour, baked beans, soup, tuna and UHT milk.
The food parcels were distributed in Birmingham to victims of domestic violence and low income families, as well as to refugees and low income families in Bury, and a food bank in Sheffield supporting vulnerable families.
Abid Shah, Human Appeal’s UK Programmes Manager said:
“It’s uplifting to see that people’s generosity has not faded in the slightest during the pandemic, and we want to use every pair of hands we can get to help vulnerable people.
“It was great seeing volunteers pack so much food that will make someone’s life so much better this Ramadan. We have many more packing sessions and distributions planned in order to reach even more people too. Change really does start here!”
To find out more about Human Appeal’s work, visit www.humanappeal.org.uk
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Human Appeal is a humanitarian relief charity, established in a flat in Manchester in 1991 and now active in 24 countries. We carry out emergency relief campaigns in response to man-made and natural disasters, as well as long-term sustainable development projects designed to lift people out of poverty and create resilient communities.