FEED THE NEED, feeding the homeless on the streets of Central London Be a part of this great event inshaa’allah.
Among the many diverse but food and nutrition conscious activities Karimah’s Cuisina delivers is FEED THE NEED, Feeding The Homeless In Central London.
Originally it was a bit risky to feed the homeless, especially as councils were doing a bit of a street clean up before the Olympics, however inspired by the Quranic ayats we set out to Feed The Need.
“(The righteous are those) who feed the poor, the orphan and the captive for the love of God, saying: ‘We feed you for the sake of God Alone; we seek from you neither reward nor thanks.’” – The Holy Quran, 76:8-9
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “Feed the hungry, visit the sick and set free the captives.” – Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 7, Hadith 552
Some three years later we are going stronger than ever, Alhamdulillah rabeel alameen, praise The Creator, we have a strong kore team of volunteers and regular donors, maasha’allah (as God would have it be.)
Feed The Need, Feeding the Homeless in Central London; we cook healthy meal from scratch; usually but not always – brown rice with mixed vegetables, meat or vegan medium curry and healthy additive free soft drink. Some times it’s like Ready Steady Cook and we have to think on our feet and make something fresh and funky with donated ingredients. When it’s cold we do tea and coffee and at Xmas time we even give mince pies, socks, hats and toiletries, when funds permit. Quality not quantity is the ethos behind everything we do.
We distribute on London streets to mainly non-Muslim service users. This has been delivered regularly, monthly or bi-monthly for over 3 years maa’sha’Allah. Most of our volunteers have their Food Health and Hygiene Qualification, paid for by our fundraising and support from The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council.
Get in touch, whether you would love to be a part of this or donate firstname.lastname@example.org