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Food distribution

In the spirit of Ramadan and Eid, our volunteers have been distributing food packages to key workers in our area, including GP and dentist surgeries, the police and fire departments, waste disposal teams and staff at local schools.

These packages are a small gesture of thank you to our local key workers for their tireless efforts to serve our communities during extraordinary circumstances. As we have not been able to invite our local partners and neighbours to Hijaz to join us for evening meals during Ramadan, we have distributed delicious home-made food to our neighbours in Hinckley and Nuneaton.

Wonderful feedback from recipients of our food parcels:

“Islamic community near Hinckley provides 1,700 meals for key workers in town ‘Our food packages are a small token of gratitude for their great efforts.’”Leicester Mercury, 16th June 2021

A Gift of Gratitude to key workers:

Police

Hijaz Community volunteers delivered 150 food packages to Hinckley police department and Leicestershire Police Headqarters.

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Officers and staff at Hinckley Police Station, and Leicestershire Police’s force headquarters, have gratefully received hundreds of lamb curries which have been prepared and cooked by volunteers from Hijaz Community.

The meals have been donated to the force in the spirit of Ramadan. Shaykh Siddiqi, Head of Hijaz Community, said: “We appreciate that the police make our communities safer. As a gesture of our appreciation, Hijaz Community wanted to offer home-made food packages to all the staff who work tirelessly on the front line. Our food packages are a small token of gratitude for their great efforts.”

Chief Constable Simon Cole said; “Lots of officers and staff are observing Ramadan and many will be able to end their daily fast with this delicious food. We are very grateful to Hijaz Community for their generous donation and appreciation at a time when our staff have faced additional pressures during the pandemic.” Leicestershire Police

Fire Service

Hijaz Community volunteers reached out to give our token of thanks to Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, Hinckley Station

To mark the end of Ramadan, volunteers from Hijaz Community kindly delivered some delicious food for the duty crew. Thank you!! Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service Hinckley Station

GP Surgeries

To show our deep appreciation to NHS Staff, especially GP Practices, for keeping our community safe and well, Hijaz Community volunteers visited the amazing staff at Barwell & Hollycroft Medical Centre, Barwell & Hollycroft Medical Centres, Maples Family Medical Practice, @The Centre Surgery and Hinckley Police. The lamb curries were greatly appreciated. “They were delicious!” reception staff said.

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Pharmacies

Our volunteers gifted up to 70 boxes of home-made food to local pharmacies Hinckley Pharmacy Partnership, Boots UK, Hollycroft Chemist, Lloyds Chemist, Cohens Chemist. Huge thank you to our primary health care services for their amazing work from Hijaz Community.

Waste Management Team

Our volunteers were delighted to gift 150 boxes to the whole waste management team at Nuneaton and Bedworth Council which includes the refuse collectors, litter-pickers, gardeners.

A small thank you from Hijaz Community for their massive efforts to keep our communities clean and safe throughout the worst and most difficult of times.

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Primary Schools

Hijaz Community Volunteers reached out to primary schools where front line workers helped keep our families and beloved children going. Up to 600 boxes were delivered to the magnificent teaching staff at Weddington Primary School, Richmond Primary School, Milby Primary School, St Nicolas C of E Primary School, Dorothy Goodman School – Academy, and Westfield Infant School. The staff who have worked non-stop to continue developing our youth during extraordinary conditions.

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Outreach into the Hinckley and Nuneaton Community

To lift the spirits of our community and as part of our celebration of Ramadan and Eid, our volunteers shared food packages by visiting our neighbours and offering them home-made lamb curries. Hijaz Community visited over 1,000 neighbours and delivered food and community spirit whilst fasting and to share the festivities of Eid.

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