500 grocery boxes are being handed out to older people in Worthing by the town’s Mosque.
The parcels, which will be sent out in the coming weeks, include things like bread, milk and tinned foods.
The Mosque is working in partnership with Age UK West Sussex and Brighton and Hove to collate and distribute the boxes to those self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic.
Age UK WSBH is also working with local company the Kitchen Cleaning Group which has volunteered to help make the deliveries to people’s doorsteps.
“Many older people are still worried about where their next meal is coming from during this pandemic, so grocery deliveries are one of our key priorities. We’re so grateful to Worthing Mosque for partnering with us on this and also to the Kitchen Cleaning Group who are helping us with the logistics. Boxes like these make a huge difference and it’s lovely to see smiles on the faces of recipients when we deliver.”
Helen Rice, chief executive, Age UK West Sussex and Brighton and Hove
Worthing Mosque represents and serves a Muslim Community of over 1,500, providing prayer facilities and education services among other things.
Since the onset of the coronavirus crisis, the Mosque has carried out several activities to tackle poverty and help vulnerable people within the local community.
“We’re very pleased to be working with Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove to deliver this vital support to people in the area. Islam teaches us to respect and care for older people, and at a time like this, when many older people are more vulnerable and isolated than ever, it’s important we come together as a community to help in any way we can.”
Ali Abdul Rahman, chairman, Worthing Mosque
Source: Spirit FM