Pupils collect 10 tonnes of food, raise £10k to tackle food poverty

27th Feb 2015

Elham Asaad Buaras

IMG_1639-(w)Sample of the 22 schools who took part in Food for All Day (Photo: Tauheedul Charity)

6,000 students from 22 schools across the UK collected more than 10 tonnes of food and raised £10,000 as part of Tauheedul Charity’s Food for All Day on January 30.

The Food for All Day is part the charity’s Food for All initiative that aims to tackle food poverty and waste through a national network of Foodbanks, Breakfast Clubs and food education schemes.

Director of Tauheedul Charity, Yusuf Patel, thanked all the students and schools administrations adding they were “overwhelmed” by the response to the campaign.

“For 22 schools to collect more than 10 tonnes of food and raise £10,000 is phenomenal. Food for All Day is an important day in our schools engagement calendar and we hope to work with more schools next year.”

Chair of the Tauheedul Group, Kam Kothia, said the efforts of everyone who participated “will contribute to improving the quality of life for many disadvantaged people in the UK. It is incredibly humbling to see how the Food for All Day ignited young people’s innate energy and enthusiasm resulting in the phenomenal outcomes.”

The Charity also launched the Inspire Awards for schools participating in the Food for All Day. The winners were as follows: Florence Nightingale Registration Award Winner: Lady Nafisa School, Hounslow Nelson Mandela Food Drive Award Winner: Eden Girls’ School, Coventry.

Winston Churchill Fundraising Award Winner: The Olive School, Hackney.

Einstein Creativity Award Winner: Witton Park Academy, Blackburn.

Mahatma Gandhi Inspirational Teacher of the Year Award Winner: Salma Patel, Islamiyah School, Blackburn.

Martin Luther King Food Education Award 1st position: Zahra Sajjad, Manchester Islamic High School for Girls; 2nd position: Khadiza Begum, Abubakr Girls School, Walsall.

Tauheedul Student of the Year Award: 1st position: Ouswa Ali and Lareiba Ali, Al-Islah Girls School, Blackburn; 2nd position: Anisaa.

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