Falkirk Islamic Centre's new food kitchen helps feed vulnerable residents

Members of Falkirk Islamic Centre will be providing hot meals for those who need them most from next week.

By James Trimble
Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 12:44 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 1:07 pm

The centre, in Burnhead Lane, just off Falkirk High Street, was looking for a way to help people during the current coronavirus crisis and members decided to start up a food kitchen which will run every Wednesday evening to help the area’s most vulnerable residents.

Shraz Abdul-Khaliq, Falkirk Islamic Centre chairman, said: “What we are seeing now with COVID-19 is things are starting to open up again. The government had been helping a lot of people in the early stages, but now there is less help available out there.

“We thought, what can we do to help our community?”

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Falkirk Islamic Centre is now operating a food kitchen to help the area's most vulnerable residents

The Islamic Centre agreed a food kitchen to serve everyone who needed it would be the best option, so they worked together to set one up.

“It is open to anyone who requires help,” said Shraz. “They can go onto our website and register. All we really need is their address, everything else can remain anonymous. They can opt to collect the food from the mosque between 5pm and 7pm on Wednesdays or have it delivered to their home.

“At the moment the food, which will include options like curry and rice and pakora, will be provided by a local restaurant but we hope the brothers and sisters at the mosque will soon be able to take over and make the food themselves.”

The food kitchen will launch on Wednesday, September 23.Visit www.falkirkislamiccentre.org to register for the food kitchen and get more information.