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Food appeal for cash stapped families

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6:34am 30th July 2012

People are being urged to donate food to needy families in Pendle.

Six mosques in Nelson are making the appeal - they've started a project called Feeding Pendle and Beyond to help out local families who are struggling to feed their children.

All food collected is distributed by volunteers from Inspiring Grace, a local community action group. 

From there is Tahir Anwar, who said; "When we at Inspiring Grace were made aware of the scope of the problem we did not hesitate to lend a hand. This issue supersedes all divisions and prejudices. Our aim is simply to serve others by supporting the established causes, and reaching out in compassion and generosity to those in need."

The first food-drop of the project took place on Monday 16th July with over 1400 food items that were generously donated by local people.

Tahir Anwar said; "The 'Feeding Pendle and Beyond' project has had an amazing response from the public. But we must keep in mind that this problem is not something that is going to disappear in the space of a fortnight, and we encourage everyone to continue giving generously."

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