London mosque donates food to homeless for Christmas

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One of Europe’s largest mosques, in collaboration with Muslim Aid, has donated food to be distributed to hundreds of homeless people in London over Christmas.

East London Mosque received up to 10 tonnes of food donations after hosting ‘The Big Food Drive’ during Friday prayers, all of which will be distributed to the homeless over Christmas. Business and local schools in the area also contributed to the initiative.

“We’d like to thank Muslim Aid and the East London Mosque for their kind support. This food will help us provide a lifeline for homeless people this Christmas and bring them one step closer to escaping homelessness for good,” Head of Crisis at Christmas, Ian Richards said.

Earlier this year, a protest was held outside the premises of East London Mosque staged by Britain First. During the protest, Deputy leader Jayda Fransen and her followers hurled inflammatory statements related to Islam.

In a similar initiative, a Muslim-owned restaurant in London is set to offer free meals to the homeless over Christmas. The restaurant is offering free three-course meals throughout the day, from noon until 6 pm.

Courtesy: Independent