Oldham Food Aid Hub has been running from the Oldham Unitarian Chapel for 5 years supporting people from Oldham with a variety of issues and concerns. Providing Food Parcels, Hot Food a sign Posting Services as well as advice has been an essential part of the service which earned UKEFF the title of Oldham’s 4th Emergency Service at the house of Lords Since Covid-19 UKEFF has changed its strategy and opened up a helpline to deliver food, advice and cash top ups for utility bills for the people who are vulnerable and needy in our society.
UKEFF has worked closely with other organisations and services to continue its services essentially for DV Victims, Destitute people and anyone who has no recourse to public funds.
As you can imagine UKEFF is more stretched than ever before and is inundated with calls and emails. As Muslims we are taught that in times that test, we must change the way we work and adapt to serve the people around us differently. We continue today in unprecedented times to serve the homeless, needy and most vulnerable who reside beside us, Islam teaches us that He is NOT Muslim who goes to bed satisfied whilst his neighbour goes hungry.
We try our utmost to live by this every single day, we are especially grateful to our real heroes who are the backbone of UKEFF and that is all the wonderful volunteers and donors that have supported us throughout our journey and continue to support us even today.