Charity Group to hold ‘Interfaith Food Waste Iftar’

A community food bank and kitchen which helps support disadvantaged local families suffering food poverty will be holding an Interfaith Food Waste Iftar early next month.

Sufra NW London in Brent will be offering attendees the opportunity of seeing their work first-hand before ending the evening with a vegetarian iftar prepared entirely from ingredients normally discarded by supermarkets for the landfill.

Held at St. Raphael’s Edible Garden on Saturday 3 June and open to the public, the charity group will be showcasing its food growing project and providing a platform for short, inspiring talks from interfaith speakers on the role of food in different faiths.

With households across the UK throwing away 7 million tonnes of food annually, half of which could still have been eaten, Sufra provides a life-line for families who do not have enough food to eat.

According to its website: “More than 29,000 children in North West London are living in severe poverty and may go to bed hungry.

“Families across the borough are struggling to survive with rising prices, benefit caps and high unemployment. Even those families who may have been comfortable can be caught off-guard when a mother or father is suddenly made redundant.

“Although we live in a welfare state, there are so many things that can go wrong leaving no money for food. In those moments of crisis we are here to help. We don’t encourage dependency – we provide a maximum of 4 weeks’ support in a year, but alongside our other services, we try to get people back on their feet.”

Apart from a food bank, the charity runs a food academy and advice surgeries with a vision on developing a community hub and being the first point of call for local people in crisis.

Sufra NW London
160 Pitfield Way, Stonebridge,
London, NW10 0PW

T: +44 (0)20 3441 1335 | W: | E: [email protected]

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