The Ismaili Muslim Community in Leicester have been donating food for the homeless during the holy month of Ramadan.
The community in Leicester have been packing up aid parcels for local homeless charity Action Homeless, which will support homeless people who will receive a parcel containing toothpaste, shampoo and some food.
During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims fast to remember people less fortunate than themselves and are also expected to donate what ever they can.
Community leader, Zuli Hassam, explained the project and said “We are packaging essential items, both food and non-food items, all of which are going into boxes that have been donated by members of our community. Some items have been procured through donations that we have received and this is all an effort that we are engaging in for the month of Ramadan”.
Children were among those volunteering to pack boxes for the homeless and one young boy said how people were working together, “It’s a really good way to bring the community together and everyone’s involved so its a really good way for the community to do good things for others too”.
Another volunteer, a young girl, said it was great to help others less fortunate, “I thought it was a great cause to be helping others. so it’s good to help others that are less fortunate than us. So as you can see everyone’s working as a team together, so it’s great to be able to help those that don’t have stuff that we take for granted”.