Broadgate-based charity Preston Muslim Cultural Centre (PMCC) has successfully distributed 220 food bags at St Stephen’s C of E Primary School and spread a smile throughout the community.Advertisement
The organisation that runs the mosque known as Masjid E Saliheen was supported by FareShare, and worked closely with friends at St Stephen’s Church.
PMCC said it wanted to spread community spirit in Broadgate after seeing the impact of Covid-19 on local people’s lives.
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Volunteers were instrumental in the donation, and the team bought bags of rice, pasta, cereals, tins of vegetables, fruits and more, packing them late into the night in a bag for life, ready to be handed to the school.
Arshad R.Dadabhoy, president of the PMCC, said: “We hear of many families encountering difficult and challenging circumstances.
“It was important to us that every family who had a child at St Stephen’s was able to take bag home, regardless of their circumstances. A further 30 bags were distributed to families whose children do not attend the school.
“Each bag of happiness contained around 28 items of food. We tried hard to provide staple food items that would suit all households regardless of diet and culture.
“The Mosque is proud of its relationship with both the Church and School and it has been a privilege once again to work together with our friends.”
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