Eat. Feed. Gift. Repeat event provided food for 240 hungry and homeless people. The event was attended by 200 people; it raised awareness of homelessness in Birmingham and raised £1500 for the Rohingya people.
Partners, Homeless One, provided 120 homeless people with a hot meal on the night in Digbeth. At the end of the evening, a further donation of food was made to the Salvation Army who fed 120 hungry people. This ensured that there was no food wasted.
Eat. Feed. Gift. Repeat initiative combines the joy of eating a meal with the duty of helping others. On Saturday 28th September, a fundraising dinner was held at Mughal-e-Azam, Birmingham. Funds were raised through ticket sales, as well as through an auction held on the night.
Dr Sami Ahmed, CEO of Right Start Foundation International, said: “This event was a resounding success. It is always encouraging to see the generosity of our community who come together to support important causes.
“The issue of homelessness is not easy to tackle, but we can’t ignore it. Every donation makes a difference so we must continue to educate people about our responsibility towards those who are suffering. Instilling goodness, reducing waste and bringing people together is key, so we aim to deliver many more events like these nationwide.”
Guests enjoyed entertainment from nasheed artist Mikhael Mala, as well as speakers Dr Daniel Jackson and Ustadha Iffet Rafeeq.
Eat. Feed. Gift. Repeat is an initiative delivered by Right Start Foundation International, a UK Registered Charity which has been delivering development activities in the UK and abroad for more than 15 years, primarily promoting harmony and inclusion.
For further information about Eat. Feed. Gift Repeat visit www.eat-feed-gift-repeat.com or for more info about RSFI visit www.rightstart.org.uk