“(The righteous are those) who feed the poor, the orphan and the captive for the love of God, saying: ‘We feed you for the sake of God Alone; we seek from you neither reward nor thanks.'” – The Holy Quran, 76:8-9
According to the Guardian, there was a reported 26% increase in homeless people in four years in England (25 June 2014). In the North, homeless numbers have risen 8% over the past three years.
Inspired by helping the needy, the IDC North East Community Welfare team decided to organise a monthly Feed the Homeless project. The Project has been running nicely over the last 18 months and we have built a great rapport with homeless people in Newcastle City Centre.
The volunteers have established this project in Newcastle City Centre and the homeless people look forward to our visits as they get a nice hot meal of Chicken Byrianni.
In 2016, the Community Welfare team is looking to develop this project in Newcastle City Centre by introducing a fortnightly outreach program.
Interested in volunteering? email us now at Newcastle@idcnortheast.org