Village Food Project

Village Food Project – No child should remain hungry and everyone has a basic right to halal food in accordance with their dietary cultural needs.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom (UK)


We have received unprecedented numbers of requests in recent days as a result of the Coronavirus COVID-19 from families who are self-isolating and don’t have the means to get hold of food for their families. We urgently need to prepare food parcels.

With the schools closing, many children who would normally receive free school meals will now go hungry until schools reopen and therefore we have a further increase in requests for cooked halal meals. The Village Food Project was initially set up to provide hot cooked Halal meals to the neediest families in our community. Over time the need has arisen for food parcels especially during the holiday period, it’s really tough for families as their children don’t have access to a free school meal, which normally is their main meal.

We are told by the beloved Messenger (ﷺ) that “Doing good for others protects one from calamity and charity extinguishes the anger of the Lord.”

This is the time to help yourself and help others. Please give generously.

Read more about our campaign below:

The Village Food Project

Since August 2018, a small group of active sisters from Nottingham have been voluntarily providing cooked meals to refugees and the homeless as part of their work in the community. The amount of food distributed along with demand for cooked meals grew year on year but increasingly from other members of the community including families with children who were struggling. This was the catalyst for formally establishing The Village Food Project.

This unique project for providing balanced nutritious halal meals came about directly as a result of the needs of the local community whose dietary cultural needs were not being met through the food banks. We witnessed first-hand cases of children, who normally rely on free school meals, going hungry during school holidays, or families who were struggling were unable to fund suitable food at the local food banks. We started providing meals for these children and families which resulted in our team quickly becoming overwhelmed by many similar cases. 

With the help of the generous support from the local community, we started regularly providing meals discreetly to many households and this formed the start of the Village Food Project. We now work with local schools, the law centre, hospitals and other service providers who refer families to our project for support. Figures from Nottingham City Council alone show that 25,148 children (38%) in the city are considered to be living in poverty.

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During the holiday period, the number of people in need of extra help increases dramatically. Our thoughts are always with the children who would normally receive a free school meal but do not have access to lunch and therefore may have to survive the entire holidays with what little their parents can afford. We distribute food parcels and cooked meals discreetly to families during the holidays on a regular basis.

Some of the cooked meals we provide include:

  • Children during school holidays
  • Refugees
  • The homeless
  • Struggling families
  • Families of patients in hospitals
  • Victims of domestic abuse

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Our Vision is to set up a culturally appropriate food bank in the new year which will cater to the needs of the diverse community in Nottingham. All our services are free and we rely on donations and the goodwill of the community in order for us to carry on with our work. Please support us to make this a reality so that no one will go hungry.

Insha’Allah with your support if we are successful in establishing this halal food bank, we hope to expand this concept to other cities either ourselves or by supporting other local initiatives. We have a communal responsibility to ensure that our neighbours’ aren’t hungry in accordance with the hadith:

Ibn ‘Abbas told Ibn az-Zubayr, “I heard the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, ‘A man is not a believer who fills his stomach while his neighbour is hungry.'”

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Please support our work and pray for its success. No person should remain hungry and everyone has a basic right to halal food in accordance with their dietary cultural needs.

As the cold weather approaches the number of referrals increases rapidly. Every amount will make a huge difference and will mean that we can feed more people.

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It costs just £5 to prepare and deliver a cooked healthy nutritious meal. We ensure that we only use high-quality ingredients which are halal and tayyib and we always deliver meals discreetly to always maintain the recipient’s dignity. We thank you on behalf of the beneficiaries for reading our page. May it be a source of endless blessings for you and your families.

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Family food parcel with all the basic essentials for a week.

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