MSP helps local mosque with food parcel initiative

Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton spent an afternoon this week at Blackhall mosque loading bags of food staples on to vans ready to distribute to those in need in the area. The ingredients are provided by Islamic Relief UK and allow people to cook healthy meals for their families.

“I enjoyed the afternoon I spent helping Iman Sohil and Nadim with 1500 bags of essential food for people and families in need in West Edinburgh. I know that one of these bags full of healthy essential ingredients will provide not only nutrition but stress relief for parents who are struggling in poverty and worried about how they will be able to feed their families. The large number of people who need this help is scandalously high, and we shouldn’t be in this situation where charities are stepping in to help. However, until inequality and poverty are significantly reduced, I’m glad Islamic Relief UK and others are providing lifeline services.”

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