Children from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Nottingham have been studying food insecurity in their city and taking practical steps to support their local Trussell Trust food bank.
Maryam and Taher Adamjee are siblings and young members of the Dawoodi Bohras’ Nottingham community. Maryam said, “The head of the Dawoodi Bohras, His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, regularly reminds us that nobody should go to bed hungry. We must all do what we can to help those without enough food to eat.”
Her brother Taher added, “We are very lucky as Bohras that we have our community kitchen, Faiz al Mawaid Burhaniyah, which ensures that we always have food every day. But not everyone is fortunate to eat a meal without worrying about the next. So we decided to collect food to be donated to our local food bank.”
In the UK, more than 14 million people are living in poverty, including 4.5 million children. The Nottingham Dawoodi Bohra community has been supporting the Trussell Trust Foodbank in Hucknall throughout the Covid-19 crisis, and has pledged to continue to do so on a regular basis.The children’s support for their local food bank is part of Project Rise, a global philanthropic endeavour initiated by the Dawoodi Bohra community that aims to improve the situations of the less fortunate among us. Donating to food banks is just one of the ways that the Dawoodi Bohras of Nottingham are supporting vulnerable members of society.