A major campaign which saw more than 200 kilos of food collected by Dundee’s four biggest mosques is thought to be the first of its kind in Scotland.
The mosques and the Future Leaders Academy worked together over two weeks in November to collect 260kg of non-perishable food, as well as £170, for a local charity.
The city-wide campaign is thought to be the first time all mosques in a Scottish urban area have linked up.
The food will be distributed to those in need by the foodbank Taught By Muhammad (TBM) which organised the campaign. Rizwan Rafik, operations manager at TBM, based at Dunsinane Avenue and Bellfield Street, said it was a “very impressive haul”.
“It has been an incredible effort,” he said. “I haven’t heard of mosques working together like this anywhere else in Scotland.
“I’m not sure why that is to be honest. I think that because we run a foodbank here we know what is needed and we can bring them together to support us. It’s overwhelming to see the generosity of everyone. We’re very proud of the efforts.
“We received full support from the mosques and they all agreed it was a very important cause. They wanted to help our city.”